William Callcott Knell was a painter of marine scenes who was born in Lambeth, Surrey in 1830. He was the son of the marine artist William Adolphus Knell (1805-1875) and brother of Adolphus Knell (b.1849 fl. 1860-1880) also an artist. It is highly likely that he was taught by his father, as the style and subject matter of their work are similar. Knell started exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1848, continuing to show paintings at the British Institution from 1861 to 1865. He married Maria Church in 1859 and they lived in George Street, Lambeth. He died at Camberwell in 1880 and was buried at Abney Park Cemetery, Stock Newington, the same place his father was buried a few years earlier.
A number of his works can be found in art galleries and museums, including: Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Beecroft Art Gallery, Portsmouth, New Brunswick Museum, Canada.
The paintings are housed in new, English made gilt frames which are in excellent condition.
|Image Size||6.5 inches x 11.25 inches (16.5cm x 32cm)|
|Framed Size||12.25 inches x 17 inches (32cm x 43cm)|