CALVERT, Frederick

fl. 1785 - 1844

Frederick Calvert was a native of Cork in Ireland. A painter, watercolorist and engraver of topographical views specialising in shipping and coastal scenes. His aquatint of Parliament Bridge, Cork was published in 1807 and in 1812 Calvert exhibited at the Society of Artists in Dublin, 'View near Rathfarnham' and two further 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'. On 17 September 1823, he petitioned as an insolvent debtor when an artist of Walcot Place, Lambeth, London and in 1827 he exhibited from his studio in Pall Mall, 'Views of Dover Castle' and 'Views of Broughton Castle'. In 1830 he published 'Picturesque Views of Staffordshire and Shropshire', a collection of thirty-nine plates and worked for the 'Archaeological Journal'. Watercolours by Calvert are in the collections of the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and his oil paintings are in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, the Derby Museum and Art Gallery as well as the Walker Art Gallery. The Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service has two shipping scenes 'Shipping with Riverside Buildings' and 'Shipping of the Coast' and he exhibited at the British Institution and at Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1827 until 1844. 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 the 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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