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534. Original John Cother Webb 1855-1927 Engraving after Claude Gellee
An Original John Cother Webb Framed Mezzotint on paper, after Claude Gellee.
First quarter of the Twentieth Century.
Title: The Embarkation of the Queen of Sheeba at the Port of Africa.
Condition: Good condition, nice fresh unfaded colours, later gilt frame, glazed.
Sellers Association stamp left hand corner. Signed in pencil lower right.
This engraving is framed identical to item ref. no. 654
Width: (entire). 26.5" (67.5cm). Height: 22.25" (56.5cm).
JOHN COTHER WEBB: English engraver and mezzotint artist, born in Torquay in 1855 died in London 1927.
Called during his lifetime the "Doyen" of English mezzotinters, a student of Thomas Landsdeer, Webbs early works were on steel as engravings, but his preference was for copper and acid. All the plates were worked by himself from beginning to end. largely responsible for the promotion of the mezzotint as a desirable investment, this is a very impressive example in superb original condition.