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    Sale 7489

    Important Maritime Art

    31 October 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    George Webster (fl.1797-1832)

    Royal Naval frigates and an armed cutter off a West Indian island, believed to be Martinique, with a native raft offshore

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    George Webster (fl.1797-1832)
    Royal Naval frigates and an armed cutter off a West Indian island, believed to be Martinique, with a native raft offshore
    signed 'G. Webster' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    19 x 27½ in. (48.3 x 69.8 cm.)


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    The multiple peaks in this work are very suggestive of Martinique, the scene of much activity throughout the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

    Very little is recorded about George Webster except that early on in his career he visited West Africa, views of which were exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1801 to 1806. Later on, he turned to naval subjects, many of which were engraved.

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