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Artist of the moment………Thomas Buttersworth Junior

 

Thomas Buttersworth Junior was the son of the aforementioned Thomas Buttersworth Senior. Thomas Buttersworth Jr. was born in 1797 or 1807, an exact birthdate could not be found. Not much is known about the Buttersworth Jr. The artist studied with his father to learn how to paint.

He studied with his father and also was renown for his maritime paintings.

The artist married and had one child.

Thomas Buttersworth Junior passed away in 1842.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Another interesting characteristic to see in the paintings of all the families is movement of water. Everyone in the family can paint a wonderful stormy maritime work of art including a boat. Its interesting that each painter has a similar style in painting the choppiness of the ocean waters and also the light and dark shapes of the water.

A dark shape is used by each artist at the bottom of their work. As the painting recedes we view different planes of light giving the work a tremendous sense of depth.  Just amazing!

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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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