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Joseph Webb

  1908 - 1962
 
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Shepherd’s Haven

Shepherd’s Haven   1929

Original etching.

Trial proof in the ‘1st state’ of the plate. Signed and inscribed in pencil “Shepherd’s Haven. 1st state.”.

£1,750



Hospitalfield Farm (2nd plate)

Hospitalfield Farm (2nd plate)   1927

Original etching.

Very rare first state proof.

£295



The Glory Hole, Lincoln

The Glory Hole, Lincoln   1932

Original etching.

Very rare first state proof.

£275



A Master’s House sold

A Master’s House   1930

Original etching.

Unique presentation proof in an early form of the ‘second state’ of the plate, printed just after the lofty central mountain had been introduced.

SOLD



An Astrologer Instructing His Pupils sold

An Astrologer Instructing His Pupils   c.1932

Original drypoint.

Joseph Webb’s largest printed work.
The choice exhibition proof used for all of the Joseph Webb memorial exhibitions throughout Europe and England.
Superb early proof impression with exceptionally rich drypoint burr, signed in pencil by the artist.
The only recorded proof printed before the plate was cut down.

SOLD



The Crystal Stream sold

The Crystal Stream   1932

Original etching.

Very rare first state proof. Inscribed in pencil by the artist.

SOLD



Landscape of River Valley sold

Landscape of River Valley   c.1938

Original etching.

Apparently unfinished, this is one of Webb’s largest etchings. Numbered from the edition of only 30 proofs printed by Clive Vosper in 1987 and with Beryl Gascoigne’s estate stamp recto.

SOLD



A Buckinghamshire Lane sold

A Buckinghamshire Lane   1931

Original etching.

Scarce. Very fine signed proof impression with exceptional clarity and excellent tonal range.

SOLD



Chepstow from the Cliff sold

Chepstow from the Cliff   1928-9

Original etching.

Presentation proof, signed and dated 1929 in pencil and inscribed “Chepstow from the Cliff. 1st state”. Further inscribed by the artist "To Dr.H. Fergal Woods - from the artist 1930". Exceptionally strong working proof impression.

SOLD

 

The work of Joseph Webb is regarded by many as the last flowering of the Griggs and Palmer tradition. Joseph Webb had a great admiration for the work of F.L.Griggs whom he visited at Chipping Campden in 1929, but his work is distinguished from that of Griggs by the sense of power and mystery with which it is invariably imbued. Sadly, he was dogged by ill health throughout his life and the outset of his career coincided with the collapse of the print market; consequently, Joseph Webb was never to reap the rewards which his precocious ability deserved. It is only in relatively recent years that Joseph Webb has begun to receive the recognition he has long deserved as one of the finest and most important printmakers of his generation. [more]