Calvert, Charles (1785 - 1852)
A Woman in Profile. Watercolour en grisaille. Circa 1810. Signed. 4.75x4 inches. Framed: 10.75x9.75 inches.


Calvert spent much of his working life in Manchester, where he was a founding member of The Royal Manchester Institution. He was apprenticed to the cotton trade but gave this up in favour of painting in 1810. Calvert ran a Manchester drawing school called The Academy. He was principally a painter of landscapes, so it possible this sensitive portrait is of a close friend or family member.

This work appears in the Exhibition: BRITISH WORKS ON PAPER 2024