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Sir Augustus Wall Callcott

2 of 21 portraits on display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, 1833 - NPG 3336 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Augustus Wall Callcott

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
oil on millboard, 1833
14 in. x 9 7/8 in. (356 mm x 251 mm)
Purchased, 1947
Primary Collection
NPG 3336

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Landseer and Callcott were close friends and collaborated on a number of pictures. When the 6th Duke of Devonshire commissioned Landseer to paint the Scene in Olden Times at Bolton Abbey, Landseer persuaded Callcott to pose for the head of the abbot. This is a preliminary study, painted 'al prima and exquisitely finished in a sitting of three or four hours'.

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