James Edward Buttersworth, artist. oil on canvas. c. 1851. clipper ship WARNER, rounding Cape Horn. Frame 42 x 49" Clipper Ship Warner Rounding Cape Horn James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) Oil on canvas, circa 1851 Vessel's gross tonnage 500; register length 138. This clipper was built in 1851 at South Portland by Alford Butler, the same yard that built Snow Squall a few months earlier. Many ship portraits like this represent the same vessel as seen from different points of view. In this case, however, the details of the two ships are different, and the painting is almost certainly made to document the chance close encounter of two ships in mountainous seas off Cape Horn. The crew on watch aboard each vessel can be seen grouped forward of the foremast (a common place of shelter for the watch), regarding the other vessel. 93.85, Gift of Elizabeth B. Noyce


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