Weber, Theodor (1838-1907; English)
Fishing boats leaving Boulogne Harbour (c.1875)
Oil on canvas, 68.7 x 103 cm
National Gallery of Victoria (p.310.3-1)
The artist, born in Lepizig, specialized in marine painting.
NGV 1905 describes this canvas as purchased in Melbourne. However, the NGV’s current online catalogue indicates that the painting came from London’s French Gallery, and suggests that it was probably bought in England.
AR 1884, p.35; NGV 1894, p.72 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.7); NGV 1905, p.82 (III.McArthur Gallery, no.4) [£157/10]
The NGV catalogue also provides details on the work’s frame, by Cole Brothers, London (also c.1884?)
For the artist, see Bénézit 14, pp.711-12 (listing this work); and for other comparable works, see e.g. http://artist.christies.com/Theodore-Alexander-Weber–50591.aspx