British Paintings and Watercolours Online Auction

February 26, 2015

LOT 63
John Callow (1822-1878)
  • John Callow (1822-1878)
  • John Callow (1822-1878)

63

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.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

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

About artist/note:

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

Provenance:

The Cooling Galleries, Ltd., London

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Paintings
Nationality: British
Signed