Callan Fine Art

James Webb

(British, 1825–1895)

fishing boats at low tide by james webb

James Webb

Fishing Boats at Low Tide, 1890

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James Webb was a painter of marine and landscape subjects. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1853 and 1888 as well as at the British Institution, Suffolk Street, the New Watercolour Society, Grosvenor Gallery and various other venues.
Webb painted coastal scenes in England, Wales, Holland and France and views on the Rhine in a robust, naturalistic style, using a range of pale colours, perhaps influenced by Turner.
His works can be found in the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and most of the provincial art galleries. Sales of his remaining works and his own collection were held at Christie's on 3 March, 13 June and 13 July 1868.
Many other members of the Webb family were also painters.


Royal Academy
British Institute
New W/C Society
Royal Society of Artists


Thieme & Becker
Dictionary of British Artists (Wood)
Dictionary of Victorian Painters(Wood)