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Looking up the Grand Canal, Venice



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Callow first visited Venice in 1840 when his visit coincided with Turner and they were staying in the same hotel. Callow wrote in his diary:

`The next time I met Turner was at Venice, at the Hotel Europa, where we sat opposite at meals and entered into conversation. One evening whilst I was enjoying a cigar in a gondola I saw Turner in another one sketching San Giorgio, brilliantly lit up by the setting sun. I felt quite ashamed of myself idling away my time whilst he was hard at work so late’ (William Callow – an Autobiography, edited by H.M. Cundall, 1908, pp.66-67). Venice was Callow’s favourite city and his Venetian views are his most sought after pictures.


Signed lower right: William Callow/1866 and again verso: No.3/Venice from near the St Giorgios & grand Canal/by/William Callow R.W.S./The Firs/G.t Missenden

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Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

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Grand Canal, Venice, Italy