J. E. Buttersworth: 19th-Century Marine Painter
by Rudolph J. Schaefer
Deluxe edition includes a slipcase, limited edition of 300, and each book is signed by the authors: Andrew German & Janet Schaefer.
Mystic Seaport recently published a second edition of Rudolph J. Schaefer's comprehensive book, J. E. Buttersworth: 19th-Century Marine Painter. The new volume includes the details of Buttersworth's life, full-color reproductions of more than 150 works, and a listing of nearly 1,200 known Buttersworth paintings.
The son of a British marine painter, James E. Buttersworth (1817-1894) was among the most prolific marine artists of the nineteenth century. His clipper ship views many of which were published as popular lithographs by N. Currier and his America's Cup race paintings are widely respected for their combination of artistic and documentary qualities. Like his contemporary "luminist" and Hudson River School artists, Buttersworth excelled in the dramatic renderings of sea and sky, elevating the precisely detailed renderings of ships beyond document to art. The completely revised image section, with new or augmented captions, contains more than 200 examples of Buttersworth's work illustrated in full color, more than half of which were not included in the first edition.p>
Drawing on forty years of study and collecting, Rudolph J. Schaefer produced the 300-page book, J. E. Buttersworth: 19th-Century Marine Painter, which was published by Mystic Seaport in 1975. Since going out of stock in the 1980s, this book has become a collector's item. In the decades since her husband's death, Janet Schaefer has continued to research works of James Buttersworth, increasing the list of known works from 560 to more than 1,300. In collaboration with editor and author Andrew German, Janet has put together a book that is the most comprehensive source on this highly regarded Anglo-American artist. It is an essential text for libraries, museums, and collectors alike.
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Regular retail $300.00