Sale 17AM01 | Lot 37

James Edward Buttersworth

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
James Edward Buttersworth

Lot Details

Lot 37
James Edward Buttersworth
American/British, 1817-1894
The Phillip R. Paulding in New York Harbor with Castle Clinton in the Distance
Signed J E Buttersworth (lr)
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches
George Ewald, New York, by 1933
Robert F. Ewald, Montclair, New Jersey (by inheritance)
By descent to the current owner
Cutting at an acute angle across the lower tip of Manhattan, with Castle Clinton just ahead of it on the left, the sloop Phillip R. Paulding is the type of vessel that plied the Hudson River for daily commerce during the 18th and 19th centuries.
This work by Buttersworth, which had been made into a print, served as one source for the design of the sloop Clearwater, launched in 1969 and still used today for environmental education. This cause had long been championed by the late folksinger, Pete Seeger.

C Property from a Gentleman, New Jersey

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Sold for $250,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Relined. Very light inpaint overall, with very light touches in the sky, most notably an area roughly 1/2 inch in diameter to the right of the sail. A small area of inpaint about 1/2 x 1.2 inch in the waves. There is a small loss to the upper left corner, with associated inpaint.

Treatment Performed, February 2017

1. Consolidate areas of flaking paint with BEVA 371.
2. Remove grime layer and discolored varnish from painting.
3. Remove old paste lining.
4. Reline painting onto linen with BEVA 371.
5. Restretch onto original stretcher
6. Fill areas of loss with Modostuc filler.
7. Apply new varnish of BEVA varnish (Regalrez resin with U V stabilizer).
8. Retouch as necessary with resin colors (Maimeri).

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Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Sold for $250,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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