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      GB/NNAF/P4555
Caldecott, Randolph (1846-1886) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
English illustrator, painter and sculptor; born in Chester (22 March 1846); worked as a bank clerk in Whitchurch and Manchester and attended evening classes at the Manchester School of Art; moved to London in 1872 and studied briefly at the Slade School of Fine Art; through the painter Thomas Armstrong he was introduced to London editors and publishers; his reputation rests on the frequently reprinted series of 16 picture books for children published between 1878 and 1885; Van Gogh and Gauguin were admirers of his work; died in St Augustine, FL (12 February 1886).

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Archival Resources
Number noted: 20

Artists' files (11), 20th C
Held at: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Document reference: Artists' Files (Prints and Drawings Dept)

Sketchbook bound in cream card containing 12 numbered leaves, 19th C
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1987,1107.30.1-12

Sketchbook quarter-bound in brown leather and grey boards, 19th C
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1987,1107.29.1-45

Letters (4) written to his cousin when living in Surrey and London, 1877-1896
Held at: Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies
Document reference: CR 625

Letters to Stapleton Caldecott (his cousin), 1884-85
Held at: Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies
Document reference: CR625

Correspondence, sketchbooks, etc, c1870-86
Held at: Harvard University: Houghton Library
Document reference: MS Eng 784

Letters (36) to Frederick Locker-Lampson, 1878-1885
Held at: Harvard University: Houghton Library
Other information: See NRA 12288, Appendix II
Comments: Access by appointment only

Artists' file containing correspondence, newspaper cuttings, catalogues and other ephemera relating to Caldecott, a Chester-born artist, 1961-1993
Held at: Private
Document reference: Artists' Files A-Z

Correspondence with the author, Juliana Ewing, nd (c1870s)
Held at: Sheffield Archives
Document reference: HAS 63
Comments: Access by appointment only

Illustrated letters (5), 1864-1873
Held at: Shropshire Archives
Document reference: 6000/19560-64
Comments: Access by appointment

Sketchbook of animals, figure studies, etc, 19th C
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Designs, Prints and Drawings
Document reference: E.3679-1932 ; 91.A.17

Sketchbook of beach scenes and figure studies, 1879
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Designs, Prints and Drawings
Document reference: E.3678-1932

Sketchbook of figures, animals, landscape studies, etc, c1870-1872
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Designs, Prints and Drawings
Document reference: E.2682-1932 ; 91.A.13

Sketchbook of landscapes, animal studies, etc, 19th C
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Designs, Prints and Drawings
Document reference: E.3683-1932 ; 91.A.14

Sketchbook of landscapes, figure studies etc, 1876-1877
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Designs, Prints and Drawings
Document reference: E.3680-1932 ; 91.A.15

Sketchbook of views in Britanny, figure studies, etc, 19th C
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Designs, Prints and Drawings
Document reference: E.3681-1932 ; 91.A.18

Letter from Walter Crane to Isidore Spielmann, concerning his work with illustrators Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, 1905
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: L.4250-1970
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Sir James Linton; also letter from, to Agnews, 1885; 1883
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1980/1/36; MSL/1980/24/23
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (21) to John Numerley, some illustrated with drawings (12), also biographical information, 1867-1885
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: 1867-85 MSL/1980/38
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (3) from, to various, 1874, 1883, 1884
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1934/4195/3; MSL/1979/7461/74; MSL/1913/2322
Comments: Access by appointment


Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55