By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans
Volumes 3 and 4 of this monumental paintings contain complete entries for all such illustrious names as these of the Cibbers—Colley, Theophilus, and Susanna Maria—Kitty Clive, and Charlotte Charke, George Colman, the Elder, and the more youthful, William Davenant, and De Loutherboug. yet the following are also complete entries for dozens of significant secondary figures and of adlescent ones whose tales have by no means been informed, in addition to a census (and not less than a number of recoverable evidence) for even the main inconsiderable performers and servants of the theatres.
As within the prior volumes during this distinguished sequence, the accompanying illustrations contain no less than one photograph of every topic for whom a portrait exists.
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John Wall Callcott was born in a house in the Mall, Kensington Gravel Pits, on 20 November 1766, the son of Thomas Callcott, bricklayer and builder, by his second wife Charlotte Wall. The father's first wife was also named Charlotte, for his previous marriage to Charlotte Urry, of Kensington, is recorded in the register of St George's Chapel, May Fair, for 12 August 1750. " Family circumstances compelled Page 15 his withdrawal from the school after five years, and Callcott, having been attracted to the organ during a period when his father was doing repairs to Kensington Chruch, was introduced in 1778 to Henry Whitney, then organist of that church, from whom he received initial instruction in music.
Cairns, Mrs William. See ACHMET, MRS. Cajanus, Mynheer [fl. 1734], actor. " Cajanus Senior, presumably of normal size, repeated the role 13 additional times until 23 May. Cajanus, Daniel 17031749, giant. Daniel Cajanus was, according to Theophilus Cibber, "a Fellow of an enormous Height" who came to London from Germany in 1734 "to be shewn for a Sight" at Drury Lane. '' Cajanus appeared in the afterpiece eighteen times that month. " He appeared again on 2 March and 5 March for a total of 20 exhibitions.
Soon, however, he turned in earnest to the study of painting under the tuition of Hoppner, and by 1799 he had exhibited at the Royal Academy a portrait of a Miss Roberts which was received with enthusiasm. His reputation was, however, to be earned as a landscape painter. Elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1806 and to a full membership in 1810, Callcott exhibited four pictures between 1805 and 1810, ten in 1811, and six in 1812. From then until 1822, he exhibited his best works, seascapes such as "The Entrance to the Pool of London" (1816) and "The Mouth of the Tyne" (1818).