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We are looking for works by:

Buttersworth, James Edward (American, 1817-1894) - Oilpaintings on canvas.
Lived and worked in greater London, Great Britain and after 1846 in New York, USA.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels, Clippers and Yachts, Harbor Views of New York, Yachting Scenes and a few Seascapes
Prices starting at US $ 5.000 (USA). Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by this artist (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
Brought up in a familiy of marine artist ( see the entry on Thomas S. and Thomas J. B.) he started painting at the age of twenty, working in the style of his ancestors. In 1846 he moved to N.Y. and "managed to combine the excitement, movement, and atmosphere of a ship with the veracity of a ship portraitist" (Richard B. Grassby). Information about the artist and his oeuvre can also be found in our book "Ship Portrait Artists".
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine works by this artist and can pay a good price. Please refer to our page "Contact" and send an e-mail to with the information requested there. You will receive an answer usually within 48-72 hours (up to a week in rare cases).

Examples of pictures by the artist:

Buttersworth, James E. 
Known Ship Portraits in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits
*Bald Eagle* The American Clipper Ship sailing off a twin lighthouse 71 x 89 cm - signed - good condition - Private Collection in the USA
*San Salvador* c. 1865 Portrait of the American Paddle Steamer at sea with other shipping and a pilot boat in the background 44 x 59 cm signed ex collection Carter P. Whitcombe - Private Collection in the USA
*Unidentified* Portrait of an American Brig with the letter "F" on a foresail and house flag with the letter "F" 44 x 59 cm signed good condition - Private Collection in the USA
*Unidentified* Portrait of an English Frigate off Dover cliffs with other shipping in the fore and background 61 x 73 cm signed "J.E. Buttersworth ex collection Carter P. Whitcombe - Private Collection in the USA


Please note, that we have no photos or additional information about the above ship(s) or painting(s). The paintings are only shown as examples of works by the artist and are NOT for sale. If you are interested to check paintings available for purchase please refer to our For Sale Category. Thank you

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