The world’s premier auctions
 
 
WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
WE'VE CHANGED OUR NAME
is now
 
To celebrate, we’ve enhanced our site with
larger images and browsing by category to help
you easily find what you’re passionate about.
Remember to update your bookmarks.
Get Started »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 40: Charles T. Webber, (American/Cincinnati; 1825 - 1911), Native American Family, Oil on canvas, 18" x 22"

Fine Art & Design Auction

Platinum House

by Ripley Auctions

January 24, 2013

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Live Auction

Charles T Webber (1825-1911) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

Sold
  • Charles T. Webber, (American/Cincinnati; 1825 - 1911), Native American Family, Oil on canvas, 18
  • Charles T. Webber, (American/Cincinnati; 1825 - 1911), Native American Family, Oil on canvas, 18
Looking for the realized and estimated price?

Description: Charles T. Webber
(American/Cincinnati; 1825 - 1911)
Native American Family
Oil on canvas
Signed "C.T. Webber" LL.

Portrait, historical, and landscape painter, Charles T. Webber was a leader in Cincinnati art circles during the latter half of the 19th century. Aside from his numerous portraits, he is best known for the historical painting, "The Underground Railroad" around 1893, as a tribute to the work of abolitionists earlier in the century. The painting shows fugitive slaves arriving at the farm of the notable Cincinnati abolitionists Levi and Catherine Coffin and Hannah Haycock leading a group of blacks to freedom at dawn on a cold wintry day. The painting was created for the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, but represents an event that would have occurred much earlier. Levi Coffin, a station master of the Underground Railroad helped more than 3,000 slaves escape to freedom.

Ted Lind from the Cincinnati Art Museum, where the painting "Underground Railroad" is in the collection of, describes the painting, "as an art object, historic document, or an illustration of a great American story. . . . It makes history come alive and can serve to motivate students to see the history of the underground railroad as being the stories of real, flesh and blood people."

Webber was also known for his group portrait of Major Daniel McCook and his nine sons. He visited Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1886.
18" x 22"

Condition Report: Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to the client. We are offering our professional opinion. We attempt to submit condition reports in the description. However, the absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Antique Helper, Inc., et al shall have no responsibility for any error or omission regarding an item's condition.

Title
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)