~ British John Callow (1822–1878) Oil On Canvas 'Shipping In Portsmouth Harbour' Signed HMS Victory ~
An imposing, charming marine oil on board depicting ships on calm waters at sunset with HMS Victory at anchor in Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire, England. The piece is in its original, gilded frame.
Signed lower right. Provenance: The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame has a width of 48.6 inches (123.5cm), a height of 32.5 inches (82.5cm) and a depth of 2.7 inches (7cm).
The canvas has a width of 41 inches (104.25cm) and a height of 25 inches (63.5cm).
~ Condition ~
The frame and the picture are in excellent condition.
~ John Callow ~
John Callow O.W.S.was born in 1822, London). He was a Pupil of his brother William, who took him to Paris in 1835, where he studied and eventually took over the drawing practice, returning to England in 1844. He was elected A.N.W.S. in 1845 but resigned in 1848. He was elected O.W.S. in the following year. From 1855 to 1861 he was Professor of Drawing at the R.M.A. Addiscombe after which he became joint Master of Landscape Drawing with A. E. Penley at the R.M.A Woolwich, subsequently resigning in 1865. In 1875 he was appointed Professor at Queen's College, London. He still maintained a large and profitable private practice.
He painted many scene around the coast of the England and Wales as well as the Channel Islands and Normandy, it is also recorded that he painted landscapes of North Wales, Scotland and The Lake District. He occasionally painted in oil, but like his brother, he was a firm believer in pure watercolour without the use of bodycolour. He died at Lewisham in 1878. His executors held sales of his work at Christies on June 24th and December 18th 1878 and April 7th 1879.
Item ID: 184
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