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William Callow, 1812–1908

The Luxor, Paris, December 1833

Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 12 7/8 x 9 5/16 inches (32.7 x 23.7 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "The Luxor"; inscribed on mount in pen and blue ink, lower left: " D3016/ William Callow 1812-1908 | 1833 | "In December of this year [1833] the boat containing the | Luxor, having been towed from Egypt to Havre and up | the Seine to Paris, was moored close to the Place de la | Concorde, when the obelisk was handed on a staging | erected for the pourpose, to the pedestal on which it now | stands. I made a sketch of the boat containing the | obelisk on the spot. | William Callow: Autobiograph, Ch II | LGD"; inscribed in pen with blue ink, on mount label: "di[t?]: William Callow autobiograph. Ch II | Walker's Quarterly, No. 22 [?], William Callow P48."; in letter press, lower right: WILLIAM CALLOW, RWS, 1812-1878 | "The Luxor", Paris - Decr. 1833 | "I made a sketch of the boat containing | the obelisk on the spot". | FROM |WALKER'S GALLERIES LTD. | 118 NEW BOND STREET. | LONDON, W. I. | MAYfair 0722"; inscribed on verso in graphite, center: "French Luxor. 1833 | William Callow"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | barge | boat | dock | marine art | river | rope | sails | sky
Associated Places:
France | Paris | Seine | Île-de-France
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