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Lifespan: 1817 - 1894
Nationality: American painter
Gender: male
Collection: 89 paintings

James Buttersworth is considered an American artist, though he was born in London and did not move to the United States until he was nearly nearly 30 years old, who specialized in maritime art during the nineteenth century. Buttersworth was born in Middlesex County, in England in 1817 and received his first training in art there from his father and grandfather, both of whom were also well-respected marine artists in their own right. Records of his early life in England are scare in comparison to the eventual number of works that James Buttersworth would produce in the United States. When he arrived in the United States, he made his home in Hoboken, New Jersey and according to records, may have later kept an artist studio in Brooklyn, New York. Other than this very general information, little is known about the personal life of Thomas Buttersworth. It is thought that he may have been illiterate since no formal records exist. Whatever the personal history of the artist behind the marine paintings may be, it was approaching the 1850s by the time James Buttersworth’s reputation as an artist began to build and he slowly began to gain fame in the United States for his work. Specifically, James Buttersworth paintings depict commemorative records of ships and races of the era. In fact, the paintings of James Buttersworth are often used to validate records of sailing competitions regarding who won and who competed in each competition. Because photography had not become advanced enough to record sporting events, James Buttersworth artwork provided a necessary image record for preservation. Through his long artistic career, Buttersworth left approximately six-hundred paintings which make up the body of his work. James Buttersworth oil paintings are renowned for their technical superiority in the artistic abilities of the artist as well as their popular subjects of ships and oceanic scenes which create nostalgia in collectors. He drew with a precision that was unmatched by many artists which is why his illustrations of the clipper ships which were among the height of technology during this time period. Though many of his paintings appear quite similar at first glance, the paintings of James Buttersworth differ in the way he treats the scene of the ship in the water, whether it is simply the reflection of the ship in the water or the placement of the seagulls in the sky. Many critics who focus on marine art praise the works of James Buttersworth for the human drive that seems to be portrayed in his depiction of the ships in the water. His paintings are currently displayed in galleries and museums around the United States, and even around the world. The most famous paintings of the artistic career of James Buttersworth are titled: The Yacht Magic, Volunteer v. Thistle, Puritan and Priscilla off Sandy Hook, British Man-O-War, Euryalus, and Square Rigged Ships off Jetty. Despite the fact that all of his existing works are genre paintings, James Buttersworth artwork still holds a reputable place in the history of American art.


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A Breezy Day Outside 1875 Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

A Breezy Day Outside 1875

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A British Frigate Approaching Another Vessel in a Heavy Sea Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

A British Frigate Approaching Another Vessel in a Heavy Sea

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A British Frigate attacking A Pirate Lug Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

A British Frigate attacking A Pirate Lug

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A Racing Yacht on the Great South Bay Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

A Racing Yacht on the Great South Bay

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A Ship's Portrait near Sandy Hook Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

A Ship's Portrait near Sandy Hook

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A Square Rigger off the Isle of Shoals Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

A Square Rigger off the Isle of Shoals

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A View of Nassau in the Bahamas West Indies Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

A View of Nassau in the Bahamas West Indies

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America's Cup Class Yachts Racing in New York Harbor 1855 Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

America's Cup Class Yachts Racing in New York Harbor 1855

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American Brig off New York Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

American Brig off New York

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An Armed Topsail Schooner in Stormy Weather Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

An Armed Topsail Schooner in Stormy Weather

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Armina in New York Harbor Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

Armina in New York Harbor

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British Steamer Galia Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

British Steamer Galia

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Catboats Racing Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

Catboats Racing

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Chapman Dock and Old Brooklyn Navy Yard East River New York 1870 Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

Chapman Dock and Old Brooklyn Navy Yard East River New York 1870

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Clipper in a Gale Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

Clipper in a Gale

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Clipper in a Heavy Sea Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

Clipper in a Heavy Sea

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English Steamer off Staten Island Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

English Steamer off Staten Island

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Four Yachts in a Storm Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

Four Yachts in a Storm

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Gracie Vision and Cornelia rounding Sandy Hook in the New York Yacht Club Regatta of June 11 1874 1874 Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

Gracie Vision and Cornelia rounding Sandy Hook in the New York Yacht Club Regatta of June 11 1874 1874

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H M S Rodney in Plymouth Sound Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

H M S Rodney in Plymouth Sound

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Louisa Randell Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

Louisa Randell

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Madcap in a New York Yacht Club Race Paintings | James E Buttersworth paintings

Madcap in a New York Yacht Club Race

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Mayflower Leading Galatea America's Cup 1886 1886 Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

Mayflower Leading Galatea America's Cup 1886 1886

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Mayflower Leading Puritan America's Cup Trial Race 1886 1886 Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

Mayflower Leading Puritan America's Cup Trial Race 1886 1886

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Mischief and Gracie America's Cup Trial Race 1881 1881 Paintings | James Buttersworth paintings

Mischief and Gracie America's Cup Trial Race 1881 1881

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