Callcott, Augustus Wall

PORTRAIT PAINTER (ENGLAND)
BORN 20 Feb 1779, London: Kensington - DIED 2 Nov 1844, London: Kensington
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (038/2 (3846))

Augustus Wall Callcott studied music and sang in the choir of Westminster Abbey. He switched from music to painting and studied at the Royal Academy. He was helped by John Hoppner and his portrait of Miss Roberts was successfully exbibited at the Royal Academy in 1799. He mostly painted English landscapes and in 1810 he became a member of the Royal Academy.

In 1827 he married the widowed author Maria Graham and in the same year they visited Italy. Back in England they settled at Kensington Gravel Pits. In 1830 he started exhibiting Italian landscapes. He was knighted in 1837 when Victoria became queen. In 1843 he was appointed Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, but he died in 1844.

Family
• Wife: Graham, Maria (1827-1842)

Related persons
• painted Graham, Maria

Images

The grave of Augustus Wall Calcott and Maria Calcott at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (25 Mar 2016)

 

Sources
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Wall_Callcott


Calmette, Gaston

Published: 08 Sep 2018
Last update: 20 Apr 2022