Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Philip Hermogenes Calderon - A Rose of Provence

Price Realized £23,750

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.



dfordoom said...

Another painter I'd never heard of. Your blog is an inspiration!

Hermes said...

Thank you - how kind