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Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1817-1894



James E. ButtersworthS<EM>chooner Yacht `Sappho’ off the Needles</EM>Mystic Seaport collectionPhoto courtesy of Bruce Museum
James E. Buttersworth
Schooner Yacht `Sappho’ off the Needles
Mystic Seaport collection
Photo courtesy of Bruce Museum
Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1817-1894
UNITED STATES
GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT  •  Bruce Museum  •  Ongoing
 
 

Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1817-1894 is a major retrospective exhibition highlighting the work of famed 19th-century marine artist James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894). A ship portraitist who meticulously illustrated America’s Golden Age of Sail, Buttersworth captured a realistic view of sea and sky while incorporating the human element into his work. Buttersworth has long been recognized as a premier maritime artist distinguished by his story telling prowess, as well as his meticulous attention to detail with the brush and palette.

His paintings detailed packet ships, ocean steamships, clipper ships, naval frigates, harbor craft and most especially, the remunerative world of American yachting.

Paintings in the exhibition span Buttersworth’s entire career, beginning with his early British period works and ending with the 1893 America’s Cup series, completed a year before his death.



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