A. B. WEBB, The white sail. Enlarge 1 /1


Ashford, England 1887 – Perth, Western Australia, Australia 1944

  • Australia from 1915

The white sail. 1925 Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in colour in the Japanese manner, from multiple blocks Support: thin cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 39/50
Edition: edition of 50

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'A.B. Webb.'. not dated. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'The White Sail' ['il.' underlined]. inscribed lower centre below printed image in black pencil, '39/50'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 17.7 h x 12.7 w cm sheet 18.9 h x 13.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1981
Accession No: NGA 80.3800
Subject: Australia, Art style: Japanese influence 1890s-1950s
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Thirty Victoria Street [gallery], Sydney, 1980, as one of a group of five Australian prints by various artists.