CALDERON, Philip. 12308



Autograph Letter Signed, to W.P.Frith, about the R.A. meeting, saying that he is just about to start for the country for a few days’ holiday “after having at last got rid of my picture”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Athenaeum, 12 May 1882. P.H.Calderon (1833-1898), painter. He was Keeper of the Royal Academy. From the beginning he was inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, and some of his work showed the detail, deep colors, and realistic forms that characterize the style. Calderon became a leading member of the St John’s Wood Clique, a group of artists interested in modern genre and historical subjects. Historical, biblical, and literary themes were common in Calderon’s later work.