A British Privateer Off the Cape of Good Hope, by Thomas Buttersworth

A British Privateer Off the Cape of Good Hope, by Thomas Buttersworth
 

Thomas Buttersworth (British, 1768 – 1842) painted this finely detailed maritime scene titled “A THIRD-RATE BRITISH PRIVATEER WITH A CUTTER ASTERN OFF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, WITH A VIEW OF TABLE BAY AND CAPE TOWN BEYOND.” This oil on canvas artwork measures 66.8 x 97 cm (26 1/4 x 38 1/8 inches), and it was sold 3 May 2017 at a Sotheby’s London auction for 25,000 GBP.

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