Maine Landscape and Figural painting by the English Artist James R. Webb


An atmospheric oil painting depicting a seaside with sunlit high sand dunes in the forefront and in stark contrast a dark stormy sky in the background with seagulls overhead. Small sailing ships can be seen in the distance. Climbing the dunes is a shepherdess and her small flock of sheep grazing on meagre offerings along the dunes. A young couple can also be seen sitting on the beach in the background. The painting is in its original carved and gilded frame. Signed James Webb 187-

James R Webb (1825–1895) was a British painter best known for his atmospheric landscapes and seascapes depicting both England and continental Europe. He was profoundly influenced by the romantic, yet naturalistic paintings of Constable and Turner. Born in 1825 in London to a family of painters, he went on to attend the Royal Academy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institute between 1850 and 1888, and his works are now among the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and a large number of provincial galleries in the UK.

Dimensions: 44″W x 36″H x 3.5″D