Name Index


Edward Calvert, artist

Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1:3, (1900) pp. 82-87.


J.H. Radford

Prepared by Michael Steer

Edward Calvert (1799-1883), printmaker and painter was born in Appledore and, after a spell in the Navy, studied art at Plymouth and the Royal Academy (1824). His early visionary work was greatly inspired by William Blake, and he become a member of the Blake-influenced group known as The Ancients which met at Samuel Palmer's in Shoreham, Kent in the later 1820s and early 1830s. Among Calvert's finest works are exquisite miniature wood engravings dating from this early period; his wood and copper engravings all date from 1827-31, but were only seen by friends until published by his son in 1893 in an edition of 350. He also made etchings. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Ball, Thomas 84-5
Barrett 85
Bennell, Miss Mary 85
Blake, William 83, 86
Calvert, Edward 82-7
Calvert, Rowland 84
Claude 85
Colvin, Mr Sidney 83, 86
Corot 86
Cox, David 85
Exmouth, Lord 84
Fielding 85
Fuseli 84-5
Girtin 85
Hine, Mr Joseph 85
Jardine, Midshipman 84
Johns, Ambrose Bowden 84-5
Linnell, John 86
Palmer, Samuel 86
Possin 85
Pycroft 82
Richmond, George Esq, RA 83, 86
Sampson, Low & Marston 83
Varley, John 85-6
Wordsworth, William 85
Yeats, W B 83