by Hans ten Cate
Monday, 15 March 2004

David Calvert is offering this ultra-rare limited edition photograph of Graham Chapman via

British photographer David Calvert recently announced that, on March 15, he will begin selling one of his ultra-rare photographs of Graham Chapman as part of a high-quality limited edition print, with some of the proceeds going to Amnesty International.

"In December 1988, I was fortunate to secure a portrait sitting with the Monty Python legend Graham Chapman," says Calvet. "Graham had come to visit a mutual friend of ours - namely TV writer Peter Spence, who was also based in the same building as I was. Peter knew that I was a Python fan and he asked Graham if he would mind sitting for some photographs. Graham kindly agreed."

Only 15 photographs were taken during the sitting, "From what it seems, very few people know of the existence of these images," said Calvert.

This edition is strictly limited to a run of only 300 prints. The striking and powerful black & white image - shown here on the right, measures 21x14.3 inches and is printed on high quality 310gsm German Etching Paper. Each print will be numbered and signed by David Calvert.

The price for this high quality print is £89.00 each plus postage. From every sale, David Calvert will donate £10.00 in aid of Amnesty International - an organisation familiar to many Python fans because it is one that Graham and the other Pythons actively supported. Graham appeared in the first of Amnesty's infamous comedy balls - Pleasure at Her Majesty's - in 1976, along with fellow members of Monty Python (Cleese, Jones, Palin, Gilliam, Cleveland, and Innes). He also appeared in the Secret Policeman's Other Ball, in 1981.

Demand for this stunning print is bound to be high from collectors of rare Python related memorabilia, so to avoid disappointment, order your print now by going to David's website.

Please note, this print is only available to purchase by post and is supplied on a first-come, first-served basis.