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'Bateau pecheur', fishing boats off Naples, 1840

Prints, drawings and watercolours

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Collection Prints, drawings and watercolours, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleArtist: Callow, William

Object details:

Object ID PAG9909
Description Callow was born in Greenwich and studied under Theodore Fielding along with Charles Bentley. In Paris during the 1830s he shared a studio with Thomas Shotter Boys through whom he was influenced by Richard Parkes Bonington. He took over Boys' studio in 1834 and built up a large practice teaching the French nobility, including the son and daughter of King Louis Philippe. He undertook a series of long walking and sketching tours throughout Europe. This drawing dates from a walking tour in Italy in 1840. The drawing is signed and dated '17 October 1840', and bears the additional inscription, 'Drawing purchased by Prince Albert in 1841', which suggests that Prince Albert may have bought a more elaborate worked up version.
Date made 1840

Artist/Maker Callow, William
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials graphite & watercolour
Measurements Mount: 257 mm x 366 mm
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