With Spink, London, from where acquired by the father of the present owner in the 1960s
Callow left Paris for England in 1841 and soon acquired a number of aristocratic pupils, amongst whom was the Hon. Annabel Crewe, a sister of Lord Crewe. He was engaged to give her lessons at Madeley Manor, in both 1842 and 1843, where she lived with her aunt Mrs Cunliffe Offley.
The watercolour remains in good condition. The paper has darkened slightly with time but the pigments remain fresh.
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