About this Piece
A specially commissioned oil painting interpreting Captain of the Eleven by Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1882.
The original was painted in 1882 and became a lasting and much loved symbol of childhood innocence. In 1898, the image was published in the Pears' Annual - a large format Christmas Annual issued by Pears Soaps, which contained Christmas stories, advertisements and presentation prints. The image of a young boy, in his cricket whites, with clear complexion and cherubic face, was the perfect image to represent the Victorian view of children as models of truth and honesty. The original painting by Calderon was donated to a Blackpool primary school in 1926 by a local councillor, but was auctioned by the school in 2012 to raise crucial funds. The sale set a world record for a Calderon painting by realising £289,250.
Our reproduction has been hand painted on linen canvas which has been treated with ageing varnish, then stretched and mounted in a hand-made water gilded frame. Special offer from stock only in this frame.
Brights of Nettlebed are associated with an art studio of several extremely talented artists, each having their own individual achievements.
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