A Barge in a Norfolk Landscape
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James Webb ( London c. 1825 - London 1895 )
Very little is known about Webb’s life. He was born in London, where he spent the majority of his career, exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy between 1853 and 1888, as well as at the British Institution, Suffolk Street, the New Watercolour Society and Grosvenor Gallery. He travelled widely throughout Europe, indicated by his numerous paintings of coastal scenes set in Holland, Italy, France and Spain, as well as England. A view of Constantinople in the Manchester City Galleries, and several other similar scenes depicting Oriental architecture and Arab figures suggest that he also ventured farther east. Webb’s work features in the Tate Gallery, London and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, among other notable collections.