Henry Calvert was born in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire. He lived most of his working life in Manchester, but moved in later life to Southport (home of the Waterloo Cup). Calvert "is a comparatively little known and underestimated artist whose ability deserves greater recognition. His work is of a high standard, his horses well drawn, his composition good and his detail...accurate. Although he would seem to have led a fairly active artistic life his work is now fairly rare" (Dictionary of Equestrian Artists). His best known works are of Hunt Meets (all of which were engraved): ''The Cheshire Hunt'' 1839, ''The Vine Hunt Meeting'' 1843 and ''The Wynnstay Hunt'' 1855.This painting has been sympathetically restored and cleaned, and is housed within a fine contemporary style gilt frame.
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