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Sir Augustus Wall Callcott (1779 - 1844)

"The Passage Point", an Italian Composition


Oil on canvas

Height: 107.1cm
Width: 215.3cm

Museum number: P38

Curatorial note

The work is dated 1829-30. It may have been completed by the time the frame was paid for in March 1830.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Commissioned by Soane in 1829. Soane commissioned this work after rejecting J.M.W. Turner's Forum Romanum for Mr. Soane's Museum which is now in the Tate.


Soane, Description, 1830, p.15, 1835, p. 15
Brown, D. B., Augustus Wall Callcott 1779-1844, Tate Exhibition Catalogue, 1981, pp. 42-44
New Description of Sir John Soane's Museum, 2007, p.64, fig. 41, p.102
Dorey, H., JMW Turner and John Soane: Illuminating a Friendship, exhibition catalogue, Sir John Soane's Museum, 2007, pp.14-16

Exhibition history

Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1830

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