Antique Painting Large by James Webb Fishing Smack in Rough Seas 1866
Antique Painting Large by James Webb Fishing Smack in Rough Seas 1866
Antique Painting Large by James Webb Fishing Smack in Rough Seas 1866
Antique Painting Large by James Webb Fishing Smack in Rough Seas 1866
Antique Painting Large by James Webb Fishing Smack in Rough Seas 1866
Antique Painting Large by James Webb Fishing Smack in Rough Seas 1866

JAMES WEBB (1825-1895)

Antique Painting Large by James Webb Fishing Smack in Rough Seas 1866

1866 England

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This is a beautiful large and highly decorative antique oil on canvas painting by James Webb (British, 1825-1895) signed and dated 1866.

The marine view features the dramatic scene of fishing boats smacking against
large waves in rough seas of the dutch coast.

The artist has captured this dramatic entrance with this superb painting. Housed in its original richly carved giltwood frame.

Exhibited:

The Royal Academy
British Institute

Museums, Gallerys and Auctions:

Victoria and Albert Museum
Tate Gallery

Christies auction Sale 1023530 October 2014, London Topographical Pictures
Price realised GBP 40,000

Bonham's London, New Bond Street Victorian Paintings, Watercolours & Drawings
Lot 52 A view of Margate from the Pier 66.5 x 102 cm. (26 1/2 x 40 in.)
Sold for £21,600 inc. premium

Condition:
In excellent condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 107 x Width 167 x Depth 7 - Frame
Height 90 x Width 150 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:
Height 42.1 x Width 65.7 x Depth 2.8 - Frame
Height 35.4 x Width 59.1 - Canvas

James Webb (1825 - 1895)
The English artist James Webb was born in 1825. He is believed to be a member of the Webb family of painters that also worked out of London and specialized in landscape and coastal paintings. His father is believed to Archibald Webb and Byron Webb his brother. Landscape painting seems to have been Webb’s forte, and his success in landscape lent an easy transition to marine painting. Working in the British marine style, his coastal paintings are either dramatic and forboding, or depict boats and life on a river. Webb worked in England, Wales, Scotland, France, Holland and the Rhine.

Webb exhibited mostly in London, especially at the Royal Academy starting in 1853 through 1888. He also exhibited at the British Institution, the Grosvenor Gallery, the New Watercolour Society and Suffolk Street.

His paintings are characterized by a “robust, naturalistic”2 style and by a light color palette with a strong sense of drawing. His coloring is believed to have been influenced by the great British marine painters Turner and Constable. His treatment of color and attention to the effects of light create a strong atmosphere in his work.

A number of Webb’s pieces were sold at Christie’s through March, June and July 1868. Currently much of Webb’s work is featured in the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and in provincial galleries.

He died in 1895.

Sales of his remaining works and his own collection were held at Christie’s on 03 March, 13 June and 13 July 1868.

Our reference: 08550
Dimensions
Height 107.00 cm (42.13 inches)
Width 167.00 cm (65.75 inches)
Depth 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
08550
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