John Callow (1822-1878), British
SHIPPING OFF THE COAST, CALAIS
Oil on canvas; signed with initials J.C. lower left
24" x 36" — 61 x 91.4 cm.
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
The Cooling Galleries, Ltd., London