Theodore Alexander WEBER
The artist was born in Leipzig, and studied with Wilhelm Krause in Berlin. In 1856 he went to Paris to continue his studies and exhibited at the Salon. He achieved an Honorable mention in 1861, 1863 and 1889 in the International Exhibition. In 1900 he was awarded a Bronze Medal, and in 1901 he exhibited in Munich.
David Tovey, in viewing a 2005 sale at Sotheby's (Olympia) noted a painting credited to Weber of St Michael's Mount with fishing and sailing schooners in the Mount's harbour. Other known titles of this artist, are Dover Sands (1871) and On the Kentish Coast (1873), and also some continental coastal scenes referred to by Brooke-Hart. Speculatively it is possible that he came along the south coast, painting the views that he found appealing. His presence for an extended period is not established through any literature found as yet.
Painter of marine subjects and coastal views
works and access
Works include: St. Michael's Mount; Fishing Boats in a French Harbour; Fishing Boats at Sea
Access to works: Nottingham; Cologne; Dijon; Leipzig; Melbourne; Mulhouse; Nice; Rio de Janeiro; Sydney
RA (5); Paris Salon, International Exhibition (Honorable mention in 1861,1863 and 1889), 1900 (Bronze Medal); Munich 1901
misc further info
Art Renewal Centre (ARC) On-line
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall p296
Sotheby's sale 13/07/05, Lot 152 via Tovey
Wood Victorian Painters