Eustis Estate

Along the Maine Coast

Born in Gardiner, Maine, in 1839, Wesley Webber served in the Civil War and was present at General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. His sketches of that event and others which were done during the war were shown at the Boston Art Club and launched his career as an artist. Although self-taught, Webber established a successful career painting New England landscapes and maritime scenes. The soft light and tonalist quality of this Maine coastal scene represents his skill when he was doing his best work.