High as Callcott stood in public estimation as an artist, those who had the pleasure of his personal acquaintance held him in still higher regard. His private character exhibited many of the most beautiful traits which pertain to the excellent of the earth, kindness, gentleness, benevolence, uprightness; he was literally a father to the fatherless, and a man of warm and generous feeling, showing itself in deeds of charity, the result of principle, not of impulse: his memory is revered by all who knew him. — "Sir Augustus Wall Callcott," p. 11.

Portrait of Callcott by John Linnell. [Click on te image for more information.]

Biographical Material



"British Artists, Their Style and Character, with Engraved Illustrations XI: Sir Augustus Wall Callcott." Art-Journal 1856. Internet Archive. From a copy in the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Web. 13 April 2023.

Brown, David Blayney. Augustus Wall Callcott. London: Tate Gallery, 1981.

Stephens, F. G. A Century of British art from 1737-1837 with notes by F.G. Stevens (The Grosvenor Gallery Winter Exhibition). 2nd ed. revised. London: Henry Good & Son, 1888. 127-130. Internet Archive. Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Web. 13 April 2023.

Created 13 April 2023