Alexandre Calamé

Vevey 1810 – Mentone 1864

“ The overwhelming power of nature, may it be peaceful or destructive, is the motif of C.’s painting, in which he depicts i. a. mountainscapes, lakes and plateaus … Rodelphe Toepfer saw in C. the master of the Alpine painting. C.’s manner of painting is influenced by the Netherlandish masters, especially Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael and Meindert Hobbema ”

Valentina Anker, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon XV (1997), 545

“ It’s a truly one-of-a-kind very special item and I congratulate you on having the resources to have found it … You indeed have some wonderful things for sale.

These (ship) plans are indeed an exceptional find, Jan Hendrik, and I THANK YOU for making them available for sale. They are truly unique … Also – may I compliment you on your fantastic website display of the … plans – It is among the most professional and informative website I have ever seen! Mit Vielen Dank!!

Just a quick note to let you know your beautifully packed parcel arrived Friday in excellent condition due to your careful work.  THANK YOU for wrapping it so well – certainly better than I could do – and that says a lot.  It’s has been a real pleasure working with you … “

(Mr. M. W., from February 3 to March 7, 2011)