The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Artist, born in Chester; exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations, which were full of life, and instinct with a kindly, graceful humour; though professionally untrained, his abilities as an artist were promptly and generously recognised by the Academy; he suffered from ill-health, and died in Florida, whither he had gone to recruit (1846-1886).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Caldecott, Randolph'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/c/caldecott-randolph.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.