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William Callow, R.W.S.
VENICE FROM THE DOGANA
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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211
William Callow, R.W.S.
VENICE FROM THE DOGANA
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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William Callow, R.W.S.
GREENWICH 1812 - 1908 GREAT MISSENDEN
VENICE FROM THE DOGANA
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour;
signed, inscribed and dated, lower right: Venice W. Callow / 1857
254 by 327 mm
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Provenance

With The Leger Galleries, London, by 1962,
from where acquired by the father of present owner;
 

Exhibited

London, Society of Painters in Water-Colours, 1857;
London, Leger Galleries, 1962

Literature

H.M. Cundall (Ed.), William Callow R.W.S. An Autobiography, London 1908, p. 154

Catalogue Note

Venice played an important role in Callow's life. He first visited the 'floating city' in the summer of 1840, then returned six years later while on honeymoon and continued to travel there regularly until 1892, when was he in his 80th year.

The present view is a fine example of his watercolour technique of the 1850s and he exhibited this work at the Society of Painters in Water-colour in 1857. Here, Callow stands on the Dogana, looking north-west across the mouth of the Grand Canal, towards the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square.

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