PORTRAIT OF ISAAC WEBSTER - BY FREDERICK STEAD R.A.

Fine 19th century portrait of brewing magnate Isaac Webster by celebrated artist Frederick Stead R.A. An eminent Victorian  Webster is pictured in the riding attire of a country squire, with jodhpurs, waistcoat, waistcoat, crop and gloves. Housed in its original gilt composition frame with name plaque.

Isaac Webster  (1824 - 1891) 
Websters Brewery (Samuel Webster &Sons Ltd) was founded in 1838 by Samuel Webster and operated at the Fountain Head Brewery in Halifax. By 1880 the company had 100 tied houses and in March 1890 Samuel Webster & Sons became a registered company with £175,000 (£17.5 million in today’s money) of capital. Isaac Webster was Samuel's eldest son, and the companies first chairman. Webster's Green Label, a light mild, and Yorkshire Bitter gained national distribution after the company was taken over by Watney Mann in 1972. Throughout the 1970s it was known for its slogan: "Drives out the northern thirst”. Sadly the brewery closed in 1996, but Isaac Webster is painted at the height of the companies success.

Frederick Stead R.A (1863-1940)                                                         Frederick 'Fred' Stead was born in Shipley, Yorkshire in August 1863. He studied initially at the Shipley School of Art before being awarded a scholarship to The Royal Cambrian Academy. Stead gained a reputation as portrait painter of the rich and wealthy of Bradford and became the Chairman of the Society of Yorkshire Artists. He was however far more than just a portrait painter - his landscapes show a love of his native Yorkshire and he exhibited regularly at The Royal Academy in London including works such as Shades of Evening, The Magic Crystal and The Princess and the Frog.

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Canvas : 30" x 40" / 76cm x 101cm.
Frame: 45' x 55" / 114cm x 127cm. 
Internal Ref: 00057

Price: £4250