Inverary on Loch Fyne, Scotland

Inverary on Loch Fyne, Scotland



William Callow, R.W.S. (1812-1908)
Inverary on Loch Fyne, Scotland

Signed lower right: Inverary Sept 10. '49 Wm Callow
Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour on oatmeal paper
18.1 by 36.6 cm., 7 by 14 1/4 in.

This dates from Callow's tour of Scotland in the summer of 1849. Callow recalls in his diary: `In 1849 I made a sketching tour in the west of Scotland, arriving at Glasgow whilst the Queen and Prince Albert were there, and afterwards visiting the Kyles of Bute and Inverary, where my wife and I stayed for a month in most primitive but comfortable quarters, being waited up on by a maid without shoes or stockings' (see William Callow R.W.S. F.R.G.S. - An Autobiography, edited by H.M. Cundall, 1908, p. 104).