Herman Armour Webster
1878-1970, American

La Place de l'Hopital a Strasbourg
1878-1970, American

Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches, 1913, pencil signed. Herman Webster was an American artist who moved to Paris in the early 20th century to attend the Academy Julien. There he studied under J. P. Laurens and Eugene Bejot, and was also greatly influenced by the etchings of Whistler and Meryon. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, specializing in finely detailed architectural views, cityscapes and landscapes. This is an early pencil signed proof of this etching; it was later published in a larger edition by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1920.


La Dordogne Au Barrail
1878-1970, American

Etching, image size 10 x 13 inches, edition 5/35, pencil signed l.r. "HA Webster".


European Landscape
1878-1970, American

Etching, image size 6 x 8 1/8 inches, c. 1925, pencil signed.


Capodimonte, Italy
1878-1970, American

Etching, image size 5 1/2 x 10 inches, 1927, pencil signed.

Painting

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

The Docks
1898-1980, American

Lithograph, image size: 12 x 9 1/8 inches, pencil signed and titled

Drawing

Christmas Card 1945
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1945, image size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches.