21 November 2001
The Property of the Executors of late Sir Emmanuel Kaye, C.B.E.
William Callow, R.W.S. (1812-1908)
The Riva degli Schiavoni, looking towards the Doge's Palace and the Libreria, Venice
signed and dated 'Wm. Callow 1861' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour with scratching out
9 7/8 x 13 1/8 in. (25.1 x 33.3 cm.)
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, 30 November 1960, lot 67, £200 to Colnaghi's.
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Probably London, The Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours, 1861, no. 166. London, Colnaghi's, 27 June - 23 July 1961, no. 47.
William Callow was married on 2 July 1846 and set off on the next day on a honeymoon tour of Europe. He travelled to Venice via Verona and Vicenza. During his visit Callow made a number of sketches which he subsequently worked up.
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