Wesley Webber (1841-1914)
Lived/active: New England, coastal regions of Massachusetts and Maine, California.
Afternoon Along the Coast
Signed (l.r.): W. Webber, dated 1875.
Oil on canvas
22”h x 31”w
Over-all in great condition, lined. In a period-style carved gilt frame.
Provenance: Private Collection, New York, Howard Godel Fine Arts, NY.
Born in Maine in 1841, Wesley Webber became known even among his contemporaries such as J.J. Enneking, Frank Shapleigh and William Stubbs, whom he shared a studio with, as a well accomplished marine, landscape and historical painter. This view is most likely a view of coastal Massachusetts, perhaps even Cape Cod or the Islands. The afternoon sunshine, illuminating the waves and central shoreline exhibit Webber’s talent as a marine artist. His works are included in the top regional American museums. The Boston Athenaeum, The Peabody Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum and Portland Museum in Maine.
Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 642