JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (American/British 1817-1894) YACHTING IN NEW YORK HARBOR.
Oil on board laid to particle board scene shows 2-mast sailing yacht, sailing left to right in upper bay of New York with Castle Garden on tip of Manhattan on left and Castle William on Governors Island on right. Several ships and masts can be seen. Yacht flies the American flag and is an unidentified yacht. Sky has blue and pink white edged clouds and water with various shades of green and blue. Several crew members can be seen on deck. Signed lower right “JE Buttersworth”. Housed in fine antique gilt decorated frame having gilt wood title and artist plaque. SIZE: 8″ x 12″. Overall 13-1/2″ x 17-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Godel & Co. Inc. NY NY; Roger King Fine Art, Newport RI.; Christie’s New York, lot #140, 3/4/2010; Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Touch up to craquelure lines, otherwise very good. 50012-53 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2024
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