signed 'P. H. Calderon' (lower right) and inscribed 'Philip H. Calderon - R.A./Burlington House - Piccadilly W/(A Rose of Provence)' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 35 x 16½ in. (88.9 x 41.1 cm.)
Calderon was born in Poitiers to a Spanish father, formerly a priest, who later became Professor of Spanish Literature at King's College London. He was therefore particularly drawn to choosing French subjects for his pictures.