The Neustadt, Innsbruck

The Neustadt, Innsbruck


William Callow, R.W.S. (1812-1908)
The Neustadt, Innsbruck

Signed lower right and dated 1849
Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour
33 by48.6cm.,13 by1 9 inches

The Neustadt is the main street in Innsbruck and is now known as Maria-Theresienstrasse. To the left is the Spitalkirche built in its present form in 1701-05 and beyond is the City Tower built in the mid fifteenth century. The monument nearest us is the Annasaule or Column of St. Anne which was built to thank St Anne for the liberation of Innsbruck from Bavarian troops in July 1703.

Callow visited Innsbruck on his ten week honeymoon in the summer of 1846. Callow and his new wife Harriet left Ramsgate on 3
rd July and travelled down through Germany from Cologne to Munich then across to Austria. They then went south to Trento, Verona, Vicenza arriving in Venice in mid August where they spent at least four days, returning via Fluelen and Lucerne to England

A.R. Baines, C.B.E., Bramhope, Leeds, bought from the Fine Art Society, February 1955;
By descent until 2008

London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1849, no.199