Thursday, 10 March 2011

Thomas Buttersworth Jnr - Marine Painting

Original oil on canvas by Thomas Buttersworth

British Frigate and other boats off the Mediterranean Coast, signed. Fortified tower with a Christian cross, in the background, smaller French ship to left, possibly Algeria? 17.75 x 24 " oil on canvas

Thomas Buttersworth Jnr (5 May 1768 – November 1842)
A seaman during the Napoleonic wars period, became a maritime painter producing works to commission, and was little exhibited during his lifetime. He was born on the Isle of Wight, England. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in London in 1795, and served on HMS Caroline during the wars with France, then was invalided home from Minorca in 1800.

The National Maritime Museum in London has 27 watercolours by him, several of which are mounted on sheets from 18th century, printed signal and muster books.

Other antique marine and maritime oil paintings

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