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Entering Harbour
  • William Callow (1812 - 1908)
  • Entering Harbour
  • England
  • 1842
  • Painting
  • Watercolour on paper
  • Image size: 23.8 x 32 cm
  • Signature: 'W. Callow. 1842'
  • P746
  • Not on display
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  • Subject and treatment recall Callow’s admiration for Bonington and Turner. Callow owned copies of Turner’s Picturesque 'Views on the Southern Coast of England' (1826), a publication which he appears to have used as a teaching manual. The drama which Turner introduced into many of his seas and skies had a profound impact on Callow’s style. This watercolour dates from the year after Callow returned to London after spending twelve years in France. Although they have some precedents in seventeenth-century Dutch painting, subjects like 'Entering Harbour' were introduced into French painting by English artists such as Callow and Bonington.