WESLEY WEBBER (AMERICAN,1839 - 1914) FLORAL STILL-LIFE PAINTING, oil on canvas, depicting cut flowers on a table, original stretchers. Signed "W. Webber" lower left. Housed in modern frame. Fourth quarter 19th century. 11 1/4" x 19 1/4" sight, 16" x 24" OA. Provenance: Property of a Virginia private collector. Catalogue Note: Born in Gardiner, Maine, Wesley Webber (1839 - 1914) did not really achieve artistic recognition until the end of his Civil War service when he was present at Appomattox Court House surrender and made sketches of the event. The publication of these sketches brought Webber some degree of fame and allowed him to pursue a full-time career as an artist, maintaining studios in Boston and New York. Primarily known as a marine painter, Webber also created landscape and still-life compositions.
Small areas of paint loss to center. Small punctures at edges and possible puncture at lower center edge with poor repair verso.