The Object of the Month for October 2018 was this beautiful watercolour of an autumnal evening scene by local artist Dorothy Webster, possibly depicting a landscape in the nearby Peak District.
Miss Dorothy Webster was an artist, designer and illustrator from Chesterfield, who worked mainly during the 1920s and 1930s from her home and studio at 86 Saltergate.
She was the daughter of Mr A.E. Webster, the works manager of Robinsons’ Portland Works, and she had been a student of Chesterfield School of Art.
In 1928, Dorothy won a competition to have her designs used by the L.M. & Scottish Railway Company.
She went on to receive commissions for advertising art and worked for well-known companies in London and throughout Britain; including Robinsons of Chesterfield in their popular quarterly magazine, The Link.