Webber, John (1752-1793)

Also known as
Webber, James (1752-1793)
Field of activity
Artist; Draughtsman; Painter; Topographical Artist; Interior Decorator
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35861029
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1120312

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Artist-draughtsman on Cook's third voyage. Webber was among the most travelled artists of his age. He was instrumental in the dissolution of the traditional concept of European landscape art.

painter and draughtsman, was born on 6 October 1751 in London, second son of Abraham Webber (Weber, 1715-80), a sculptor and native of Berne, Switzerland, and his wife Mary Quant, a Londoner. At the age of six, John was sent to Berne to be educated by his aunt, Rosina Ester Weber. Ten years later, in 1767, he was apprenticed to the Swiss landscape artist and engraver Johan Ludwig Aberli (1723-86) for three years. Then Webber left Berne for Paris to study at the Academie Royale and with the draughtsman and engraver Jean-Georges Wille (1715-1808), an influential teacher and a champion of plein air drawing. Webber’s earliest surviving drawings derive from sketching tours made with Wille on the outskirts of Paris. In 1775 Webber returned to his native London to study at the Royal Academy while working as an interior decorator. The first public exhibition of his painting was at the Academy in spring 1776 when he showed Portrait of an Artist (a portrait of his brother, the sculptor Henry Webber) and 'Two views of the environs of Paris’. These aroused the interest of Daniel Carl Solander (1733-1782), librarian to Sir Joseph Banks and Banks’s companion on Captain Cook’s first Pacific voyage (1768-71). Solander suggested Webber to the British Admiralty as accompanying artist-draughtsman on Cook’s third voyage, which left England on 12 July 1776. The primary tasks of the voyage were to return the Tahitian Omai to his native island and to explore the possibility of a northwest passage along the ...

Flourished

  • fl. 1767 - 1792

Flourished

  • fl. c.1767 - c.1792

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  • Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Bernice P. Bishop Museum and Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Yale Center for Studies in British Art, New Haven, USA
  • Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
  • National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, England, UK
  • Sir John Soane's Museum, London, England
  • Naval Library of Ministry of Defence
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, UK
  • Royal Academy, London, England, UK
  • Natural History Museum, London, England
  • British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, London, UK
  • British Library, London, England, UK
  • Bishop Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
  • National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Portrait Gallery, London, England, UK
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Baillieu Library Special Collections, University of Melbourne, Vic.
  • Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW
  • Untitled Event
  • (see also) Webber, Henry
  • (see also) Webber, Abraham
  • (see also) Quant, Mary
  • (see also) Weber, Rosina Ester
  • (see also) Aberli, Johan Ludwig
  • (see also) Solander, Daniel Carl
  • (see also) Cleveley, James
  • (see also) Scorfield, Edward Scafe
  • (see also) Royal Academy
  • (see also) Captain James Cook R.N
  • (see also) The S.E. part of Adventure Bay
  • (see also) Views in the South Seas
  • (see also) Omai; or, a Trip around the World
  • (see also) Shooting Sea Horses
  • (see also) The Death of Captain J. Cook
  • (see also) View of Otahaite Peha
  • (see also) Poedua
  • (see also) An Opossum of V.D.L.
  • (see also) Portrait of an Artist
  • (see also) A boxing match in Hapaee

Resources for John Webber

Resources by John Webber (231)

  1. Explanation of the print = Sujet de l'estampe
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Book : 1782-1784 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Explanation of the print = Sujet de l'estampe
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 74,186.508)

  2. The death of Captain Cook / drawn by J. Webber; the figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi; the landscape by W. Byrne
    Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815
    [ Art work : 1782-1799 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    The death of Captain Cook / drawn by J. Webber; the figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi; the landscape by W. Byrne
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,260.949)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,260.949)

  3. Copy of the etching View in the Island of Cracatoa, after John Webber
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Art work : 1789 ]
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    At National Library
    Copy of the etching View in the Island of Cracatoa, after John Webber
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  4. Taken from the life ... : the Farquhar collection of North Pacific drawings / by John Webber
    Webber, John, 1751-1793
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At 14 libraries
    Taken from the life ... : the Farquhar collection of North Pacific drawings / by John Webber
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,589.906)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,589.906)

  5. Copy of the aquatint A View in the Island of Poulo Condore, after John Webber
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Art work : 1792-1799 ]
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    At National Library
    Copy of the aquatint A View in the Island of Poulo Condore, after John Webber
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  6. Copy of the aquatint Balagans, or summer habitations, with the method of drying fish at St. Peter et Paul, Kamtschatka, after John Webber
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Art work : 1809 ]
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    At National Library
    Copy of the aquatint Balagans, or summer habitations, with the method of drying fish at St. Peter et Paul, Kamtschatka, after John Webber
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,077.398)

  7. Insulaire d'Owhyhe
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Art work : 1780-1789 ]
    Languages: French
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    At National Library
    Insulaire d'Owhyhe
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  8. Insulaire d'Owhyhee [Hawaiian islander]
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Art work : 1780-1789 ]
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    Insulaire d'Owhyhee [Hawaiian islander]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,716.668)

  9. Canoe, Mangaia / John Webber
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Art work ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,227.359)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,227.359)

  10. Captain Cook, 1929 / John Webber
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Photograph : 1929 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Captain Cook, 1929 / John Webber
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  1. John Webber : artist file
    Webber, John
    [ Book ]
    At Nat Portrait Gall
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  2. Marble plaque of John Webber / I. Spiller scult
    Spiller, John, 1763-1794
    [ Object : 1790 ]
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    At National Library
    Marble plaque of John Webber / I. Spiller scult
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  3. [Oheitepeha Bay in Otaheite, 1784]
    [ Photograph : 1784 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    [Oheitepeha Bay in Otaheite, 1784]
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  4. Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1728-1779
    National Portrait Gallery (Australia)
    [ Book, Government publication : 2000 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  5. Explanation of the print = Sujet de l'estampe
    Webber, John, 1752-1793
    [ Book : 1782-1784 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Explanation of the print = Sujet de l'estampe
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  6. Portrait of Le Capitaine Cook
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    Portrait of Le Capitaine Cook
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  7. Note on John Webber
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1935 ]
    At National Library
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  8. The death of Captain Cook / drawn by J. Webber; the figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi; the landscape by W. Byrne
    Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815
    [ Art work : 1782-1799 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    The death of Captain Cook / drawn by J. Webber; the figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi; the landscape by W. Byrne
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,111.828)

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  9. Taken from the life ... : the Farquhar collection of North Pacific drawings / by John Webber
    Webber, John, 1751-1793
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At 14 libraries
    Taken from the life ... : the Farquhar collection of North Pacific drawings / by John Webber
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  10. Captn. James Cook, F.R.S. / painted at the Cape of Good Hope by J. Webber ; engraved by F. Bartolozzi
    Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815
    [ Art work : 1784 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re John Webber, of Abercrombie-street, Sydney, plumber.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 8 July 1890 [Issue No.364] p 5284

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Til the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (2,552) IN BAItfKRUPTCY. Re John Webber, of Abercrombie ... 97 words
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  2. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re John Charles Webber, of Laurence, storekeeper.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 17 November 1899 [Issue No.914] p 8651

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (13,720) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re John Charles Webber, of ... 96 words
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  3. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Edward John Webber, of Dungog.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Monday 24 December 1900 [Issue No.1191] p 10046

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ,447) IN BANKEUPTCY. He Edward John Webber, of Dungog. NOTICE is hereby given that a Sequestration Order ... 63 words
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,632.561)

  1. Insulaire d'Owhyhe
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    [ Art work : 1780-1789 ]
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  2. Copy of the aquatint A View in the ...
    Webber, John, 1 ...
    [ Art work : 1792-1799 ]
    Copy of the aquatint A View in the Island of Poulo Condore, after John Webber
  3. Insulaire d'Owhyhee [Hawaiian islan ...
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    [ Art work : 1780-1789 ]
    Insulaire d'Owhyhee [Hawaiian islander]
  4. Copy of the etching View in the Isl ...
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    [ Art work : 1789 ]
    Copy of the etching View in the Island of Cracatoa, after John Webber
  5. Copy of the aquatint Balagans, or s ...
    Webber, John, 1 ...
    [ Art work : 1809 ]
    Copy of the aquatint Balagans, or summer habitations, with the method of drying fish at St. Peter et Paul, Kamtschatka, after John Webber
  6. The Resolution beating through the ...
    Webber, John, 1 ...
    [ Art work : 1792 ]
    The Resolution beating through the ice, with the Discovery in the most eminent danger in the distance, [2] I. Webber fecit
  1. Lloyd Webber, Andrew (1948-)
    Composer; Orchestrator; Writer; Costume Designer; Book and Lyrics; Devisor; Performer; Lyricist; Music and Lyrics
    ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful British ... Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English Composer, Orchestrator, Writer, Costume Designer, Book and Lyrics ...
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  2. Webber, Michael John (1941-)
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  3. Webber, Henry (1754-1826)
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    ... Webber, John ... Hackwood and produced by Josiah Wedgwood. Webber never came to Australia. painter and designer, designed ... Wedgwood. Webber never came to Australia. This entry is a stub. You can help the DAAO by submitting a ...
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  1. Webber Words
    [ Periodical : 2000-2019 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 551.297)

  2. Vehicle commission unproductive: Webber.(FEATURES)
    The Australian (National, Australia)
    [ Article : 1997 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 260.668)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 260.668)

  3. Andrew Lloyd Webber.(Brief Article)(Book Review)
    Johnson, R.D
    CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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  4. Airborne Webber a winner on points.(FEATURES)
    The Australian (National, Australia)
    [ Article : 1997 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 225.848)

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  1. Julian Lloyd Webber plays Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Lloyd Webber, Andrew, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1989-2001 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content, [1 other]
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    Julian Lloyd Webber plays Andrew Lloyd Webber
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  2. The sound of Julian Lloyd Webber
    Lloyd Webber, Julian, 1951-
    [ Sound : 2013 ]
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    At Edith Cowan Uni
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 401.62)

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  3. Andrew Lloyd Webber : classical guitar / Andrew Lloyd Webber ; [music edited and arranged by John Zaradin]
    Lloyd Webber, Andrew, 1948-
    [ Printed music : 1988 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Andrew Lloyd Webber : classical guitar / Andrew Lloyd Webber ; [music edited and arranged by John Zaradin]
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  4. Andrew Lloyd Webber : a classical tribute
    Lloyd Webber, Andrew, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1989-2008 ]
    Languages: English;Latin, [1 other]
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    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 327.628)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 327.628)

  1. OBITUARY. MR. JOHN WEBBER
    Glen Innes Examiner (NSW : 1908 - 1954) Monday 4 January 1954 p 2 Article
    ... OBITUARY MR JOHN WEBBER The late Mr. John We   ber, died recently at the age of 87, was the ... , the   late JOhn Webber was class ed as a fair pugilist, taking on all challengers and coming out ... 303 words
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  2. Obituary JOHN WEBBER.
    Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954) Tuesday 14 July 1925 p 2 Article
    ... Obituary JOHN WEBBER. A former resident of Dungog in the person of Mr. John Webber died at Hamilton ... on Saturday at an advanced age. Deceased was a brother to Mr. Eli Webber, and the family, in the ... 115 words
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  3. MR. WILLIAM JOHN WEBBER.
    The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954) Wednesday 25 June 1930 p 2 Article
    ... MR. WILLIAM JOHN WEBBER. Mr. Willam John Webber, fruiterer of Kendall went to . the' Literary ... 200 words
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  1. Webber, John
    [ Published ]
    At NGV Library
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  2. Webber, Jody John
    [ Unpublished : 1956-1975 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Webber engravings
    [ Published : 1785 ]
    At UQ Library
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  1. Webber Family
    Webber Family
    Created by DianeH, 28 items.

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  2. Webber famiily
    Webber famiily
    Created by arden, 1 item.

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  3. WEBBER- Vic
    WEBBER- Vic
    Created by cac51, 15 items.

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