Thomas Buttersworth: Off Dover

Thomas Buttersworth: Off Dover

c. 1820 England

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Born on the Isle of Wight in May 1768, Thomas Buttersworth began his artistic career emulating the work of the van de Veldes. His ability to portray ships with great accuracy stemmed from his own short naval career, serving on HMS Caroline from 1795 in The French Wars, being invalided home from Minorca in 1800. Buttersworth drew on these experiences in his early work, typically painting large scale naval battles, however, as his career progressed, Buttersworth concentrated on ships portraits, single actions and pirate engagements. The work offered here is typical of this later period and depicts an engagement, off Dover, between a Merchantman and a Revenue Cutter. Appointed marine painter to the East India Company, he was thought to have died around 1830 but recent research has found that he painted Queen Victoria's visit to Edinburgh in 1842 before he died in London later that year.
Painted in oil on canvas and within in a gilt gesso frame of the period. English circa 1820,
w:34.75 in x h:25.25 in (18.75 in x 19.25 in)
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