Horse in a Landscape
Horse in a Landscape

WILLIAM WEBB (1780-1846)

Horse in a Landscape

1817 England

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A FAVOURITE HORSE IN A LANDSCAPE

WILLIAM WEBB

1780-1846
Signed & dated 1817 & label verso
Oil on canvas 28 x 36 inches
Framed size 37 ¼ x 44 ½ inches

William Webb was an animal and equestrian painter and of some sporting subjects particularly fox hunting. Webb came from Staffordshire but later moved to Melton Mowbray and from there to London.
He was the eldest son of Thomas Webb and Mary (nee Hall). It is said this artist began his working career as a clock and watcher maker but he was certainly a recognised painter by 1819.
He married Sarah Bindley at Tamworth on June 4th 1804; they had eleven children, his fourth was Edward Walter Webb (1810-1851) who became an animal, equestrian and sporting painter.
Webb went on to exhibit six pictures at the Royal Academy from 1819 to 1828 and a further picture in 1844 from Melton Mowbray.
Webb’s portrait of John Mytton (1796-1834) was engraved by W. Giller and published in 1841. John Mytton was a famous eccentric sportsman and Webb painted his horse, “Euphrates” winner of the gold cup at Lichfield (1825).
Webb’s patrons included the Duke of Richmond, F. Lawley, Esq., and Mr Robert Carey-Elwes.

He died on May 1st 1846 in Melton Mowbray.

William Webb’s work was of very good quality and his composition and surrounding portraiture were frequently exceptionally good. His hunting scenes were in the same vogue as Henry Alken.
He normally signed and dated his work.

Bibl: Dictionary of Sporting Artists 1650-1990 - Mary Ann Wingfield;
Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists - Sally Mitchell

Works Represented: Royal Dublin Society; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Shugborough (Staffordshire) National Trust.
Dimensions
Height 28.00 inch (71.12 cm)
Width 36.00 inch (91.44 cm)
External Height 37.25 inch (94.61 cm)
External Width 44.50 inch (113.03 cm)
Stock Code
7967P
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