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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Edward Calvert (Biographical details)

Edward Calvert (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1799 - 1883)

Also known as

Calvert, Edward


Painter and printmaker; trained at RA Schools in 1824, and joined group of 'Ancients' around Blake. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1826 - 1836, also at the Society of British Artists. Wood and copper enrgavings all 1827-31, after which he turned exclusively to painting. First commercially available when published in the 'Memoir' of his son in 1893 (edition of 350). 7 blocks and 2 plates were reprinted in 1904 by the Carfax Gallery in an edition of 30, after which the plates were presented to the BM. The two lithographs also included in the portfolio were from a remainder of the first printing.


A.J.Finberg, 'Edward Calvert's engravings' in 'Print Collectors Quarterly' XVII 1930, pp.139-153 (15 nos); R.K.Engen, 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers, 1985
R.Lister: 'Edward Calvert', London 1962, pp.98-106 (cat of 11 prints)