Artist of the moment……Thomas Buttersworth Sr.

 

Thomas Buttersworth Sr. was the grandfather of the James Butterworth and also a painter of maritime subjects. Thomas Buttersworth was renown or his paintings of the ocean that often depicted the great battles of the sea. Thomas Buttersworth Sr. was born on the largest island of England, the Isle of Wight in the year 1768.

When the artist was in his late twenties he signed up for the England’s Royal Navy. His background served him well to paint the battle scenes he saw from firsthand experience.

Thomas Buttersworth was also successful at garnering commissions for painting the great ships of his era. The artist was employed by the East India Company for this purpose.

Thomas Buttersworth passed away in 1864.

The artist is included in many collections including the National Maritime Museum located in London, England.

Price range information: Works range from  $20,000 to $250,000. The artist worked in oils and watercolors.

What a great family of artists. Its so rare to have a battle scene painted by someone that actually lived through experience.

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