Edwin Ambrose Webster
American, 1869 ‑ 1935
Red House, Bermuda, 1920
Oil on canvas
29 1/4 × 39 1/2 in. (74.3 × 100.3 cm.)
Partial and promised gift, anonymous Louisville collection 2006.7.5
Following the Sun
Unlike his contemporaries who turned to their local surroundings for subject matter, Webster sought out the most sun-drenched locales he could find, making expeditions to such far-flung locations as Jamaica, Bermuda, southern France, the Azores, Portugal, and North Africa.
Webster first visited Bermuda in 1910. Painted a decade later, his vibrant red house captures Webster’s memories of the island’s dazzling light and color.