Sir Augustus Wall Callcott

Entrance to Pisa from Leghorn

exhibited 1833

Not on display

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott 1779–1844
Oil paint on canvas
Support: 1067 × 1626 mm
Presented by Robert Vernon 1847

Display caption

Callcott was one of the most highly regarded and sought-after painters of his day - hence his knighthood. As this picture shows, his landscapes and marines had affinities with Turner's in their composition and luminosity. However, Callcott's works were usually less challenging or controversial than Turner's - especially in the artists' later years.

Despite undoubted rivalry, the two men were close friends. Callcott exhibited Italian views at the Royal Academy in 1833. They resulted from his visit to Italy with his wife on their honeymoon in 1828.

Gallery label, August 2004

Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? We would like to hear from you.

You might like

In the shop