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We are looking for works by:

Buttersworth, Thomas Senior (British, 1768-1828) - Oilpaintings on canvas.
Lived and worked in the Surrey area, Great Britain.
Ship Portraits, Seascapes, Harbor Views, Battle Scenes, Man-of-War, Scenes from the Napoleonic Wars, Pirates
Starting at BP 1,000 (Great Britain) or $ 1,800 (USA) or Euro 1.500 (Continental Europe). Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by this artist (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
Buttersworth served in the Navy and started his profession as a marine artist after his discharge in 1800. In his best works he combined high artistic performance with the deep knowledge of his former profession. Some of his paintings are rather weak and also wrongly attributed paintings are on the market. He had a son (Thomas Buttersworth Junior) who worked in the same style and quality It is generally very difficult to judge if the painting is done by the father or the son. Information about the artist and his oeuvre can also be found in our book "Ship Portrait Artists".
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine works by this artist and can pay a good price. Please refer to our page "Contact" and send an e-mail to with the information requested there. You will receive an answer usually within 48-72 hours (up to a week in rare cases).

Examples of pictures by the artist:

Image of Buttersworth Painting

The British Man-of-War *St. George* (Flaggship of Nelson) in a Gale 1808, the vessel is hit by a severe wave, inscribed and dated on reverse, Oil on board, ca. 25 x 38 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Great Britain

Note: Although not signed this painting can be attributed to Buttersworth Senior. Despite the depiction of the famous British ship this stormy picture is a weaker work by the artist. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

Buttersworth, Thomas Senior 
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits
*H.M.S. Caledonia* – Portrait of the large English Man–of–War under full sail off Messina with other shipping in the fore and background – Oil on canvas – 61 x 91 cm – signed - by Senior or Junior?
*H.M.S. Minerva* painted 1810 – The Naval Frigate (shown as a portrait) in close distance to a French Frigate and a coastline during the Napoleonic Wars – 59 x 112 cm – signed and dated – a work by Buttersworth Senior
*Unidentified* – Portrait of an English Topsail Schooner in two positions with the lightship "Mouse" in the background – Oil on canvas – 45 x 60 cm - Private collection in the United States of America - by Senior or Junior?


Please note, that we have no photos or additional information about the above ship(s) or painting(s). The paintings are only shown as examples of works by the artist and are NOT for sale. If you are interested to check paintings available for purchase please refer to our For Sale Category. Thank you

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