(1793 - 1867)
Clarkson Stanfield was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Clarkson Stanfield is known for theatre-scene painting, dioramas, marine and landscape painting.
Biography Clarkson Stanfield
A Victorian painter who impacted several artistic fields and broadened the public's perceptions of fine art, Clarkson Stanfield was a consummate professional. The fifth child of a mariner who became a theater performer, he had a father whose occupations became the path for Clarkson's life work. A friendly associate of Joseph Mallord William Turner, Charles Dickens and notable artisans of his time, Stanfield was a highly regarded scene painter for the London theaters. His oils on canvas earned him patrons throughout society, including Queen Victoria, and he became a royal academician in 1832.
Stanfield knew the sea. In 1808 he persuaded his father to let him serve aboard a collier, and by 1812 he was aboard the brig ALEXANDER of Londo
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