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Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A.
Carnations - Large 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait

circa 1880



‘Carnations’ by Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A. (1833-1898). The painting is signed and inscribed by the artist verso, and hangs in a superb quality gold metal leaf Watts frame. As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Having studied in London and Paris, Philip Calderon began exhibiting historical and literary pictures and portraiture at the Royal Academy in 1853. A friend and contemporary of William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Dante Gabriel Rosetti (1828-1882) and John Everett Millais (1829-1896) his style was initially Pre Raphaelite yet in subject was initially closer to the artists of The Clique such as William Powell Frith (1819-1909) and Henry Nelson O’Neil (1817-880) and later to the classical themes of the Olympians Lord Leighton (1830-1896) and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912). Calderon was elected an ARA in 1864 and a full Academician three years later, aged just 34. In the same year he became the first British artist to be awarded a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition. Perhaps above all else, Calderon was a superb painter of female beauty. In 1887 the artist received one of the Royal Academy’s highest honours when he was appointed Keeper of the RA. Dimensions: (framed) 82cm x 92cm (32¼” x 36¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 71cm (24” x 28”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf Watts frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


  • Creator
    Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A. (1833 - 1898, English)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1880
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Gerrards Cross, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU74137360632

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    Ships From: Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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