Lot 217

James Edward Buttersworth - Clipper Staghound

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000

James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) The Clipper Ship Staghound. Circa 1850. Stag Hound was launched on December 7, 1850 in East Boston, Massachusetts. Designed by shipbuilder Donald McKay for the California trade, she was briefly the largest merchant ship in the world. She was in active service from 1851 until her total loss in 1861. Oil on canvas.
 Signed LR. 
Frame: H 34-3/4" W 41-5/8" D 2-1/4". Canvas: H 29-1/8" W 36". Provenance: Forsythe Wickes Collection. Condition: Relined. Inspected under UV light. No retouching noted. Painting is very dirty. Another version of "The Staghound" published in; J.E Buttersworth, Marine Painter by Schaefer. Estate of Thomas and Stephany Haines-Forsyth Wickes. Provenance info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsyth_Wickes. Link for high-res images: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/lxc4tsdvghknhc1qyp7di/h?rlkey=adysr786p829bc2izk2mccveh&dl=0

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