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Webster, Germaine (née Huard, known as Mounette); Herman Armour Webster (1878-1970)
A collection of 22 original watercolors documenting the rise and fall of the German occupation of Charentes-Maritime and the Gironde, France as experienced by the American artist Herman Armour Webster and his wife, Germaine, 1941-1944.
Mérignac, Pons, Charentes-Maritime and Gironde, France: 1941-1944. 22 Watercolors, various sizes 19.5 to 25 x 13.5 to 22). Uniformly matted 32.5 x 45 cm. Each with descriptive handwritten text on the mats.Expertise by Bernard Portheault 8, rue des Pichots 41500 Mer. Germaine Webster, (née Huard, known as Mounette). - Set of 22 watercolors by Mounette Webster, wife of the famous American painter Herman Armor Webster (1878-1970). H.A. Webster born in the USA moved to Paris in 1904, where he studied at the Académie Jullian. In 1914, he participated in the Second World War. From 1924, and until 1938, he will travel in Europe and at the same time take an interest in old mills (water and wind) and establish a census of these with supporting sketches. He was helped in this work by Germaine Huard, orphan, of whom he was the tutor and who would become his companion and collaborator (he married her in 1950). During the Second World War, Herman and Mounette were in Charentes-Maritime (Barrail castle). It is this period from December 1941 to March 1944 that is related through 22 watercolors of different formats (19.5 to 25 x 13.5 to 22). Each of the pieces is extensively documented and located by a pencil legend on the master key.- 7 watercolors between 18 and 28/12/1941: the adventures of the flight from Mérignac with the help of Shepherd Jean Lalanne and the gendarmes of Pons. Herman (3), Mounette (1), Herman and Mounette (3).- 7 watercolors dated 8 and 9/01/1941: the crossing of the demarcation line by Mounette with the help of the shepherd J. Lalanne and his wife. Mounette and Mme … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
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