A watercolour artist who painted in New South Wales early in the 20th century, Calvert is best known for his bird studies, frequently on a larger scale than Neville Cayley's. His work is represented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The works of Herbert Hepburn Calvert (1870-1923) are often confused with those of his son, Harold Hepburn Calvert (1906-63) due to the similarity in names and styles. Dates and signatures, however, greatly assist in correct identification. Paintings dated after 1923 are the work of the son and often signed 'H. Hep. Calvert' or 'H. Hepburn Calvert'.
We have records of art auction sales by Herbert Calvert from 1974 and in total 259 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 198 (76%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $7,386 for Magpies & Young sold by Davidson Auctions in June 2007. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Herbert Calvert are held by the Art Gallery of NSW.
Herbert Hepburn Calvert is listed in the following standard biographical references:
Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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