CALDERON, Philip. 16694

£65

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to Seymour Lucas, explaining the rules for male and female models, the requirements for classes for female students for “costume” which reveals the arms of the model. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition, remains of guard where formerly mounted. Royal Academy of Arts, 7 October 1887. 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 colours, and realistic forms that characterise 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. “You will notice that in the second column – Male Students, Nude Models – I have added that the two models should be of the same sex (either two male or two female models), the reason of that is:- that one room leads out of the other and – should one model be late, it would be awkward to mass through without disturbing the work.”