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John Webber A Party from the Resolution shooting Sea-Horses oil painting


A Party from the Resolution shooting Sea-Horses
Painting ID::  37898
John Webber
A Party from the Resolution shooting Sea-Horses
mk129 Webber accompanied Cook on his third voyage.

   
   
     

John Webber Portrait of Poedua oil painting


Portrait of Poedua
Painting ID::  44009
John Webber
Portrait of Poedua
Oil on canvas, 142 x 94 cm

   
   
     

John Webber Foundry of gun oil painting


Foundry of gun
Painting ID::  50547
John Webber
Foundry of gun
mk212 1866 Oil on canvas 47x62in

   
   
     

John Webber John Webber s oil painting  Abbey Mill Shrewsbury oil painting


John Webber s oil painting Abbey Mill Shrewsbury
Painting ID::  67043
John Webber
John Webber s oil painting Abbey Mill Shrewsbury
Description John Webber's oil painting 'Abbey Mill, Shrewsbury'.jpg John Webber's oil painting 'Abbey Mill, Shrewsbury' Date 18th century Source Shrewsbury Museums Service

   
   
     

John Webber A ief of the Sandwich Islands oil painting


A ief of the Sandwich Islands
Painting ID::  67079
John Webber
A ief of the Sandwich Islands
Description John Webber's oil painting 'A Chief of the Sandwich Islands', 1787.jpg John Webber's oil painting 'A Chief of the Sandwich Islands' Date 1787

   
   
     

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     John Webber
     (1751-1793), Landscape painter, was an English artist best known for his images of early Alaska and Hawaii. Webber was born on October 6, 1751 in London, educated in Switzerland and studied painting at Paris[2]. Webber served as official artist on Captain James Cook??s third voyage of discovery around the Pacific (1776-1780) aboard HMS Resolution. At Adventure Bay in January 1777 he did drawings of "A Man of Van Diemen's Land" and "A Woman of Van Diemen's Land". He also did many drawings of scenes in New Zealand and the South Sea islands. On this voyage, during which Cook lost his life in a fight in Hawaii, Webber became the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii, then called the Sandwich Islands. He made numerous watercolor landscapes of the islands of Kauai and Hawaii, and also portrayed many of the Hawaiian people. Back in England in 1780 Webber exhibited around 50 works at Royal Academy exhibitions between 1784 and 1792, and was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1785 and R.A. in 1791. Most of his work were landscapes. Sometimes figures were included as in "A Party from H.M.S. Resolution shooting sea horses", which was shown at the academy in 1784, and his "The Death of Captain Cook" became well known through an engraving of it. Another version of this picture is in the William Dixson gallery at Sydney. Webber died in London in 1793.

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