CARISBROOKE CASTLE, ISLE OF WIGHT

Watercolour
34.5 x 49.5cm

Provenance
Leonard G. Duke (1890-1971), London;
With Spink & Son, London;

With Rountree Tryon Galleries, West Sussex

 

Exhibited:

[Possibly] Royal Watercolour Society, London, Winter 1880

 

 

Callow travelled to the Isle of Wight on two occasions: firstly with his friend "and old fellow-pupil" John Edge in May of 1835, making a walking tour of the Island; and two years later with his friend and fellow O.W.S. member Charles Bentley (1805-1854) in late 1837, making "numerous studies of marine subjects" with him before returning to Paris [1]. 

 

A further view of Carisbrooke Castle, showing the entrance arch and gatehouse, was offered at Bonham's, Knightsbridge, 11.09.2012, Lot 30; however, given the superior quality and more dramatic perspective of the present work, it is more likely to have been the one exhibited in 1880. 

 

 

Notes:

[1] William Callow in Herbert Minton Cundall, William Callow, R. W. S., F. R. G. S., London (1908), pp. 29 & 63

WILLIAM CALLOW, .R.W.S. (1812-1908)

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