William Calcott Knell (1830-1880)
Callcott Knell was a London marine painter and is renowned for his feel for the sea and the influences made on it by nature’s elements. Like his father, William Callcott Knell was obviously influenced in his early paintings by the Dutch tradition; this is apparent in the rather orderly treatment of wave formations. Later on, from about 1860, his style became looser and his seas more transparent but still showing remnants of the earlier method.
William Callcott exhibited his works from 1848 to 1865 at the Royal Academy, British Institution and Suffolk Street.