CALVERT, Frederick

c.1785 - c.1844

Frederick Calvert was a native of Cork. A painter, watercolorist and engraver of topographical views specialising in shipping and coastal scenes. In 1807 an aquatint by him of Parliament Bridge, Cork was published and in 1812 Calvert exhibited at the Society of Artists in Dublin, 'View near Rathfarnham' and two Dublin views at the Hibernian Society in 1815. Around 1815 the artist moved to England and in that year published four of his drawings depicting 'The Interior of Tintern Abbey' and a book 'Lessons on Landscape Colouring, Shadowing and Pencilling' and in 1822 published a series of lithographs entitled 'The Forest Illustrated'. In 1827 he moved to London, exhibiting from his studio in Pall Mall views of Dover Castle and Broughton Castle. From 1827 until 1844 he exhibited at the British Institution and at Suffolk Street Gallery. In 1830 he published 'Picturesque Views of Staffordshire and Shropshire', a collection of thirty-nine plates. He also worked for the 'Archaeological Journal'. Watercolours by Calvert are in the collections of the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Oil paintings are in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, the Derby Museum and Art Gallery as well as the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service has two shipping scenes 'Shipping with Riversied Buildings' and 'Shipping of the Coast'. Probably not a Suffolk Painter.

The following information was taken from Ian Dodgson Fine Arts
Frederick Calvert was an Irish artist born in Cork in 1793. He is best known for his small coastal shipping scenes, although his early work concentrated on landscapes. His first exhibited work was in the 1812 exhibition of the Society of Artists of Ireland in Dublin. Three years later he exhibited two works at the Hibernian Society of Artists. Between 1833 and 1844 he was exhibiting at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. He died in Suffolk in 1852. However the Frederick Calvert who died in Suffolk in 1852, was Revd Frederick Calvert, rector of Whatfield, Suffolk who was born at Darlton, Nottinghamshire in 1793 and died at Whatfield in 1852.




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