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Oil painting - Reading the Scriptures
  • Reading the Scriptures
    Webster, Thomas RA, born 1800 - died 1886
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Reading the Scriptures

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1835 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Webster, Thomas RA, born 1800 - died 1886 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oil painting entitled 'Reading the Scriptures', depicting a young girl reading a large Bible, seated on the floor at the feet of a woman, possibly the child's grandmother. Signed by the artist.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)


ca. 1835 (painted)


Webster, Thomas RA, born 1800 - died 1886 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Marks and inscriptions

'T. Webster'
Signed by the artist on stool, centre right


Height: 40.6 cm approx., Width: 35.5 cm approx., :

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'Reading the Scriptures' by Thomas Webster. Great Britain, ca. 1835.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 301


Oil paint; Panel


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Reading; Bible; Biblical




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