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Theodore Alexander Weber (1838-1907) was amongst the premier French marine painters of the nineteenth century. He was prolific and his paintings are represented in most important state galleries throughout the world.

Trained initially in Cologne, he moved to Paris where he was based for the rest of his working life. He was appointed the official Marine Artist to the French Naval Ministry. He was renowned for his simplicity of subect, whether working fishing boats, ferries or leisure vessels.

The scene is the steam ferry from the mainland entering the harbour on Belle-ile, Britanny, France. Belle-ile was an important base for Parisian artists working in Britanny as well as having a strong local artist colony.

Oil on canvas.

610 x 900 mm. (Sight line).

Undated but c.1870.

Signed bottom right.



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