Portrait of a Young Boy by C.T. Webber - Lot #: 152

oil on canvas, circa 1870, half length portrait, 20 x 22" in gilt frame, 28.5 x 32.5". The signature was in the lower right corner but was removed during cleaning with typed note from restorer included. Charles T. Webber (1825-1911) apparently never studied at an art school. By 1855 he was painting portraits and teaching in Springfield, Ohio. Webber found employment in 1858 tinting photographs in Cincinnati, and soon afterwards he and two artists opened the Artistsí Photographic and Picture Gallery. When the Civil War broke out, he moved into his own studio where he continued to paint portraits, but also started creating mythological and historical works. Webber became well known in Cincinnati and exhibited his work in the first Cincinnati Industrial Exposition of 1870 to exhibit his art, which won him a silver medal.
Condition: Canvas mounted to board, adhesive problems, heavy restoration, repair to right shoulder, inpaint to background, heavy varnish. Old restoration shows with black light.
Estimate: $500 - $700