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"Mykonos". William Callow R.W.S. Watercolour Marine.


£3,250 | $4,328 USD | €3,723 EUR
Item Number: SA771520
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: William Greenwood Fine Art
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Artist: William Callow R.W.S. (1812-1908).
Title: "Mykonos".
Signed. Circa 1850.
Size: 9 3/4"x 13 1/4". Framed size: 17 3/4"x 21".
Provenance: Christies sale 18th November 1980. Lot 182 (stencil mark BG 817).
Watercolour. Now cleaned and framed. In very good ready to hang condition.
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A truly superb example of William Callow's work. For more information please contact us at:
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William Callow was born in Greenwich, London and was apprenticed to the artist Copley Fielding, where he learnt the technique of plein air sketching. He went on to study under Theodore and Thales Fielding, where he learnt intaglio print making skills.
In 1829 Callow worked as an engraver in Paris, where he worked alongside his friend Charles Bentley. Whilst there he was encouraged by Thomas Shotter Boys to take up watercolour painting again, and after exhibiting a watercolour of Richmond Hill in the Paris salon of 1831, he was offered a job teaching the family of King Louis Philippe I of France, and for several years gave lessons to the Duc de Nemours and Princess Clémentine, while his own works rapidly gained popularity in England.
Elected a member of the Old Water-Colour Society, Callow returned to London in 1841 and began to paint larger pictures, moving away from his earlier style. He travelled extensively in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland Greece and Italy and enjoyed favour with the royal family.
In 1855 he moved to Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, where he died in 1908.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 45 cm (17.7")
Width = 53 cm (20.9")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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