CALDERON, Philip. 21018



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Philip H.Calderon’, to “My dear O’Connor”, explaining his absence the previous evening and suggesting a plan to meet. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Weston Lodge, 16 Grove End Road, Tuesday, undated. 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 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.