Lot 164
Thomas Webster (British, 1800-1886), First Steps
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), signed at lower right, presented in a later Rococo style gilt wood frame.

Stretcher size 12 x 10 in.; Frame dimensions 18 x 16 in.

A talented genre painter, Thomas Webster was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1846. Webster moved to Kent in 1856, where he became a founder and one of the leading figures in the Cranbrook Colony of Art.

A few small paint flakes with associated retouch visible under UV light; small area of paint cleavage and lifting along top near frame edge; some rubbing to edges from framing; minor retouch to lower right corner near frame; break to top right reticulated corner of frame.