|James Webb (1825-1895)|
On the Rhine at Marksburg.
Provenance: With Richard Green, London.
Oil on panel
Signed and dated 1881 lower left.
12 5/8 x 18 7/8 inches.
The Marksburg is a medieval castle on the Rhine above the town of Braubach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
James Webb (1825-1895):
Born in Chelsea, London, James Webb is a well known marine and landscape painter who painted mostly dramatic coastal views. He was drawn to the great castles along the British coast and travelled widely for his subjects, visiting Scotland, Wales, Spain, Holland, France and Germany. He visited Jersey on more than one occasion, producing several views of Mont Orgueil and St Aubin's Bay dated between 1859 and 1882. He typically exaggerates the topography to convey the atmosphere and drama of the scene and in this respect can be regarded as a true romantic. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy in 1853 and most years until1888. He also exhibited at the British Institution, Society of British Artists, New Watercolour Society and the Grosvenor Gallery. Collections: Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Maritime Museum and elsewhere.