MacConnal Mason

James Webb (1825 - 1895)

St. Paul’s from the River Thames

Signed, on the log, lower right: James Webb; also signed and dated, lower right: James Webb/’75’
Oil on canvas
32 x 60 in – 80.4 x 152.5 cm
Framed size
37 x 65¼ in – 94 x 165.7 cm

Provenance: Private collection, UK Artist Biography: James Webb was a marine and landscape painter in the nineteenth century.

He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1853-1888, Suffolk Street and the British Institute. Works exhibited at the Royal Academy include coastal scenes in England, Wales, Holland and France and also views on the Rhine.

Webb painted in a robust, naturalistic style using a pale range of colours, influenced perhaps by Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (1775-1851). Paintings by James Webb are in the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum and nearly all the provincial galleries. Sales of his remaining work and his own collection were held at Christie’s on 3rd March, 13th June and 13th July 1868.

Other members of the Webb family were artists particularly his father, Archibald and his brother Byron.

His works can be found in museums in: Adelaide; Bristol; Glasgow; Leicester; Liverpool; London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Gallery; Melbourne; Montreal; Nottingham; Reading; Sheffield and Sydney.

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Bibliography: Christopher Wood “Dictionary of Victorian Painters” E. Bénézit “Dictionnaire des Peintres”

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