CARISBROOKE CASTLE, ISLE OF WIGHT
34.5 x 49.5cm
Leonard G. Duke (1890-1971), London;
With Spink & Son, London;
With Rountree Tryon Galleries, West Sussex
[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 .
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.
 William Callow in Herbert Minton Cundall, William Callow, R. W. S., F. R. G. S., London (1908), pp. 29 & 63