John Roddam Spencer Stanhope
(1829 - 1908)
John Roddam Spencer Stanhope was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, Italy. John Stanhope is known for stylized religious figure painting.
Biography John Roddam Spencer Stanhope
An English painter, John Stanhope was the second son of Yorkshire landed gentry; he was educated at Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1850 he studied in London with G. F. Watts, through whom he entered the artistic circle at Little Holland House, where he met Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. Stanhope's close friendship with Burne-Jones proved a more decisive influence on his work that, in the 1860s, consisted of dreamlike poetic and mythological subjects often set in quaint, enclosed spaces, as in I Have Trod the Winepress Alone (c. 1864; London, Tate).
Stanhope married in 1859 and moved to Sandroyd, a house near Cobham, Surrey, designed for him by Philip Webb in 1860, but because of severe asthma he wintered a
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