Design No. Five Sponsors James E. Buttersworth Exhibit at the Cahoon Museum of American Art
June 28 – August 20, Opening reception will be held on Sunday, July 2 from 4:30 to 6:00pm
James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) is considered among the foremost American ship portraitists of the nineteenth century. This exhibition features examples of his maritime paintings, known for their meticulous detail, dramatic settings, and grace in movement. Buttersworth was born in London to a family of maritime artists and studied with his father, Thomas Buttersworth who was also noted for the genre. This exhibition presents fine examples by both James and Thomas Buttersworth from private collections and museums including paintings from the collection of the Cahoon Museum of American Art.