A fine large oil on canvas which dates to circa 1870 by noted British landscape artist Andrew McCallum RA. This stunning painting depicts the artist carrying an easel in a rocky mountainous landscape with sheep scattered amongst the rocks. A
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Andrew McCallum
Scottish Mountainous Landscape - Victorian art self portrait oil painting

circa 1870

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A fine large oil on canvas which dates to circa 1870 by noted British landscape artist Andrew McCallum RA. This stunning painting depicts the artist carrying an easel in a rocky mountainous landscape with sheep scattered amongst the rocks. A stunning panoramic view it is a fine large example of his work. Signed right. Provenance. Christies London. Original frame 40 by 32 inches. Andrew McCallum (1821-1902) born in Nottingham but of Scottish Highland background, was son of an employee at the William Gibson & Sons manufactory in Nottingham. An interest in drawing was encouraged by Thomas Bailey who allowed him to copy pictures in his collection. On his 21st birthday McCallum left home, and maintained himself by teaching. Aged 22 he became a student in the recently founded Government School of Art in Nottingham. He exhibited at The British Institution in 1849. About this time he became a student at the Government School of Design at Somerset House. In 1850 he first exhibited at the Royal Academy. From that year till 1852 he was assistant master at the Manchester School of Art and from 1852 to 1854 he was headmaster of the School of Art at Stourbridge. In 1854 McCallum went to Italy with a travelling studentship. Part of his time was spent on mural decorations; returning to England in 1857, he decorated the western exterior of the Sheepshanks Gallery at the South Kensington Museum with panels. He then concentrated on landscape, with subjects at Burnham Beeches and Windsor Forest. Towards the end of 1861 McCallum painted at Fontainbleau. In 1864 he worked in Switzerland and on the River Rhine 1866 he was in Italy; in the winter of 1866–7 he was in the neighbourhood of Paris. Between 1870 and 1875 he paid several visits to Egypt. About 1875 he was commissioned by Queen Victorian paint five views near Balmoral. He sometimes lectured on art subjects. McCallum died on 22 January 1902 at 5 The Studios, Holland Park Road London and had lived in the neighbourhood..

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  • Artist
    Andrew McCallum (1821 - 1902, Scottish)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1870
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  • Dimensions
    H 30 in. x W 22 in. x D 2 in.H 76.2 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU85315099052
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