'Bateau pecheur', fishing boats off Naples, 1840

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.

Object Details

ID: PAG9909
Collection: Fine art
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Callow, William
Places: Unlinked place
Date made: 1840
People: Callow, William
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Mount: 257 mm x 366 mm

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