Hyde Park Antiques: Past, Present and Future Part I

Hyde Park Antiques: Past, Present and Future Part I

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James Webb

The Majesty of Greenwich

No reserve

Auction Closed

January 31, 05:43 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


James Webb

1825 - 1895

The Majesty of Greenwich

signed Webb (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 29 3/4 by 59 1/2 in.; 75.5 by 151.5 cm

framed: 37 1/4 by 67 1/4 in.; 94.5 by 170.5 cm

In the collection of Sir Ernest Hyam Davis (1872-1962), New Zealand
The Grand Hotel, Auckland, 14 December 1966, lot 14

James Webb was born in Chelsea, London in 1825, where he lived all his life. He excelled in dramatic paintings of coastal and harbor scenes and was particularly fond of painting famous old castles on rocky coasts.

Webb first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1853 and continued to exhibit until 1888; he also participated in the exhibitions at the British Institution from 1852 to 1867, the New Watercolor Society and the Grosvenor Galleries.

Webb’s works are conserved in the collections of the following; the Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museums in London, and nearly all provincial galleries throughout England; the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; City Art Gallery, Glasgow; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.