A Medieval Maiden
A Medieval Maiden


A Medieval Maiden

c. 1905 United Kingdom

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Dion William Palgrave Clayton Calthrop was born in Kensington, the son the actor John Clayton (real name Calthrop) and grandson on his mother’s side of the Irish actor and dramatist Dion Boucicault. He was educated at St Paul’s and studied art at St John’s Wood, then at Julian’s and Colarossi’s in Paris. It was probably at St John’s Wood that he met Byam Shaw, a close friend with a kindred interest in the stage. In the First World War he served in the RNVR, becoming Commander in 1916. A versatile artist and illustrator in early life, during the 1890s he worked as a freelance painter, graphic artist and magazine illustrator, contributed to The Butterfly, The Dome, Pall Mall Magazine and The Idler. Being co-editor of the last with Sidney Sime, he later became a prolific author of a whimsical and humorous stories, writing many books on a variety of subjects from costume to the joys of fishing (some illustrated by himself, two by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale), and having plays produced in London and New York. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1900. From the late 1920s he lived in Dorchester, Dorset. His autobiography, My Own Trumpet, was published in 1935.

The present work was initially intended to be reproduced in Calthrop’s Guide to Fairyland, published in 1906. In the end this work was not used as an illustration.
Height 35.50 cm (13.98 inches)
Width 23.00 cm (9.06 inches)
External Height 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
External Width 35.50 cm (13.98 inches)
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Oil on panel
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