MALVERN COMMON, WORCESTERSHIRE
Signed, titled & dated l.l. W Callow / Common Malvern / August 25 '48
Watercolour on Whatman paper [Watermarked J Whatman Turkey Mill 1847]
24 x 35 cm
With Michael Spratt, Surrey
Callow travelled on a sketching holiday with his wife to Tewkesbury, Worcester and Hereford in the early Autumn of 1848 and then on to South Wales by way of the well-trodden Wye Valley route (1) (2). Several of these views were exhibited the following year at the OWS but, as was typical of Callow's practice, a number were not exhibited until much later in his career.
(1) W. Callow & H.M. Cundall, William Callow, R. W. S., F. R. G. S., London (1908), pp.100-101
(2) Julian Mitchell, The Wye Valley Tour & Its Artists, Logaston Press (2010), p.94 [Cat No. 9)