342. School of William Callow Oil on Canvas 19th Ct


A Superior Fine Quality Oil on Canvas Painting, very much in the style of English Painter William Callow, depicting a nautical scene, beaching a crowded fishing boat in stormy seas, attracting flying birds overhead with a small villiage on the hill top.

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William Callow Biography:

Born in Greenwich near London, 28th July 1812 and died in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England 20th Feb. 1908. English painter and Engraver. The son of a carpenter and builder, Callow was apprenticed at the age of eleven to Theodore Fielding, with whom he remained for two years. Copley Fielding also took an interest in his progress. In 1825 Callow was articled to Theodore Fielding for eight years instruction in Watercolour drawing and aquatint engraving. However in 1829 he left for Paris, at the invitation of Thales Fielding, to work for the publisher J. F. d'Ostervald. He lived and worked with Newton Fielding until 1830, when the events of the July Revolution  forced them back to Britian. Callow was again in Paris by February 1831 and returned to London in 1841, lived at No. 82 Newman Street with his brother George who was also a successful Painter. He settled there until 1854 when he bought a cottage at Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire.

He had a third brother John who exhibited at the Royal Academy and many other institutions.

 

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