P. H. CALDERON, R.A.

Title

P. H. CALDERON, R.A.
Studio portrait of Philip Hermogenes Calderon

Date Created

1884

Creator

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher
Appleton & Co., New York publisher

Is Version Of

P. H. Calderon, albumen print, approx. 6½ x 8½ in., by Frank Dudman (1855-1918) for Joseph Park Mayall (1839-1922), 1883

 

Source

F. G. Stephens, Artists at Home, photographed by J. P. Mayall and reproduced in facsimile by photoengraving on copper plates; edited, with biographical notes and descriptions, by Frederick George Stephens (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington; New York: Appleton & Co., 1884), n.p.

Subject

Calderon, Philip Hermogenes (1833-1898), British painter

Date Issued

July 1884

Date Copyrighted

Photograph copyrighted September 24, 1883, Copyright owner of photograph, Joe Parkin Mayall, 548 Oxford Street, London. Copyright author of photograph, Frank Dudman, 27 Bloemfontein, Shepherds Bush, London (Public Records, The National Archives, Kew, COPY 1/365/276)
"Photograph of Mr P H Calderon R A & interior of his studio at Weston Lodge, 16 Grove End Rd. Seated, palette in hand."

Description

The artist is seated with one leg crossed over the other, positioned in profile, but his face is turned towards the viewer, away from the canvas in front of him. He occupies the center of the composition. Cussioned chairs and a fireplace are behind the artist. On the mantel are miniature Night and Dawn sculptures, originally by Michelangelo Buonarrotti.

Is Referenced By

“Art in September.” The Magazine of Art 7 (September 1884): xlviii. "Mr. Mayall’s photographs—or rather, the photo-engravings on copper plates reproduced therefrom—are singularly lifeless and dull. Everybody looks as though he were sitting for his portrait; the very furniture is posing; and over all is that terrible and tremendous presence, the photographer’s light, “the light that never was on sea or land.” Mr. Calderon affronts the camera with much sternness . . . . "

References

Michelangelo Buonarroti, model of L'Aurora, c. 1524, marble (original in the New Sacristy, The Church of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy).
Michelangelo Buonarroti, model of La Notte, c. 1526, marble (original in the New Sacristy, The Church of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy).

Rights

The online edition of this work in the public domain, i.e., not protected by copyright, has been produced by the Emory University Digital Library Program.

Identifier

FOLIO2011_134_007.tif

Contributor

Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts and Rare Books Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Omeka record contributed by Anna Mahony

Date Submitted

October 1, 2016

Date Modified

December 3, 2016
January 20, 2017, by LM

Original Format

Photoengraving on copper

Image size

8 5/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (22 cm x 16.4 cm)

Sheet size

14 1/2 in. x 10 7/8 in. (36.8 cm x 27.7 cm)

Inscriptions

(Printed on the mount beneath the image) J P Mayall Photo | London published by Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington 188 Fleet St. | Park Lane Studio London | P. H. CALDERON, R. A.

Notes

Two other versions of the photograph were copyrighted on September 14, 1883: Both Copyright owner of photograph: Joe Parkin Mayall, 548 Oxford Street, London. Copyright author of photograph: Frank Dudman, 27 Bloemfontein, Shepherds Bush, London. Description: "Photograph of Mr P H Calderon R A, & interior of his studio situate at Weston Lodge, 16 Grove End Road, S. Johns Wood. Seated on sofa" (Public Records, National Archives, Kew, COPY 1/365/274 ); and "Photograph of Mr P H Calderon R A, & interior of his studio situate at Weston Lodge, 16 Grove End Road, N.W. Seated, palette on ground" (Public Records, National Archive, Kew, COPY 1/365/275).

Files

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Collection

Reference

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher, P. H. CALDERON, R.A.

Cite As

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher and Appleton & Co., New York publisher, “P. H. CALDERON, R.A.,” Victorian Artists at Home, accessed January 26, 2020, https://artistsathome.emorydomains.org/items/show/20.

Item Relations

Item: Weston Lodge, 16 Grove End Road (No. 15), St. John's Wood, Home of P. G. Calderon dcterms:relation This Item
Item: Philip Hermogenes Calderon dcterms:relation This Item
Item: PHILIP HERMOGENES CALDERON, R.A. dcterms:relation This Item
Item: Philip Hermogenes Calderon dcterms:relation This Item