February 18th, 2013

Philip Calderon

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Philip Hermogenes Calderon was a British painter of Spanish and French parentage who produced genre paintings, often of a rather sentimental kind, in a style influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. This one is entitled 'Half Hours with the Best Authors', presumably with humorous intent; otherwise known as 'The Siesta'. It dates from 1866.

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