Sir Augustus Wall Callcott
British painter Sir Augustus Wall Callcott (1779-1844) originally intended for a musical career but entered into portrait painting study, which eventually turned to landscape painting. He developed a rustic picturesque style based on Dutch artistic traditions popular at the time. His preference for landscape, including river and coast scenery, soon showed itself, and after 1804 he exhibited nothing but landscapes for many years.
On the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837, Callcott received the honor of knighthood. In 1843 Callcott succeeded William Seguier as Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures.