Albrecht Dürer's House at Nuremberg, 1875
Watercolor over pencil
21 1/2 x 17 1/4 in (55 x 44 cm)
This watercolor shows the house of the celebrated German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer in Nuremberg, Germany. Three hundred and fifty years after Dürer died, his house was still a popular landmark, and people flocked to see it. It seems that Callow visited the house on his honeymoon in 1846 as part of an extensive tour of Germany with his new bride, Harriet. The couple also traveled to the Swiss mountains and then to Venice. Although Callow believed that the buildings in Nuremberg were difficult to sketch, he clearly took a good impression because he painted this watercolor nearly thirty years after the trip. It is a charming, romantic image that evokes the city's past with its teetering architecture and old wooden wagons.
Private collection, U.K.; Sotheby's, London, July 10, 1997, lot 166
Exhibited: Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, London, Summer, 1875
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