James Edward Buttersworth (British/American, 1817-1894) Yachts returning from the race course depicting the yacht Psyche leading the fleet past the breakwater in Newport, RI. 12-1/4 x 18 in. (31.1 x 45.7 cm.)
James Edward Buttersworth (British/American, 1817-1894)
Yachts returning from the race course depicting the yacht Psyche leading the fleet past the breakwater in Newport, RI. signed lower right "J.E. Buttersworth" oil on board 12-1/4 x 18 in. (31.1 x 45.7 cm.)
Literature: Rudolph J. Schaefer, J. E. Buttersworth - 19th Century Marine Painter, Mystic Seaport, 2009, pp. pg. 190 for a similar composition and the same landscape in the background, identified as Newport, R.I.
The sloop Psyche, identified here by her red owner's flag, was a Herreshoff designed sloop, designed and built in 1866, and owned by E. A. Seccomb of New York.
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