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San Fedele, Como: 1550

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San Fedele, Como


Draughtsman: Callow, William



Legal notes

Bequeathed 1927

Measurements and weight

Height: 178 mm
Width: 126 mm

Relative size of this object

12.6 m17.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1931) by Holliday, J. R.


On his first trip to Italy, in the autumn of 1840, on the way to Venice, Callow visited Como and sketched for a whole day there

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W. Callow
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: St. Pietro Como (this is not in Callow's writing)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink over watercolour or brown ink
  • Text: 16758 (in Palser's hand)
  • Location: Mount, verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1550
Primary reference Number: 9246
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 11 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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