British Paintings and Watercolours Online Auction

February 26, 2015

LOT 63

Lot 63

John Callow (1822-1878)

John Callow (1822-1878)
Lot 63 Details
John Callow (1822-1878), British


Oil on canvas; signed with initials J.C. lower left
24" x 36" — 61 x 91.4 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $4,260
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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John Callow (1822-1878)
  • John Callow (1822-1878)

The Cooling Galleries, Ltd., London


This painting was one of the works saved by the London Fire Brigade when bombs dropped through the roof of the Cooling Gallery, at about 12 midnight September 1940 during WWII. The British Navy rescued most of the paintings despite it being the heaviest and “most sustained bombing attack in the history of the world...” - again “Britiain delivered the goods” label verso


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LOT 63

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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