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E. AMBROSE WEBSTER

Massachusetts, 1869-1935

"The Cabbage Patch, Bermuda".

Estate signed lower right "Webster".
Provenance:
The artist to a private collector, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
A Cape Cod Estate.
Eldred's, November, 21 2009, Lot #1039.
Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York
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When Eldred's originally sold this painting November 20, 2009, the painting was unsigned and in what was likely its original frame. Affixed to the back of the frame was a label that read "Cabbage Patch, Bermuda E. Ambrose Webster". The frame has since been replaced and, unfortunately, the label is no longer present.
After the 2009 sale the painting ended up in the care of Dr. John Driscoll of Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York. Dr. Driscoll was a noted scholar and maintained a relationship with the Webster estate. The gallery handled part of the artist's estate and exhibited this painting along with others from the estate in the 2016 exhibition, "E. Ambrose Webster: The Primacy of Color", January 7-March 5, 2016. The painting now bears an estate-signed and authorized stamped signature to the lower right.
As part of Dr. Driscoll's extensive research, he thought that rather than Bermuda, as the original label suggested, it is possible this is a lost work depicting Jamaica that was originally exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show in New York.
Oil on canvas, 34" x 24.5". Framed 41" x 31.5".

  • Condition: The painting is in good condition. There are no observable flaws or damage.

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