Marcus Clayton Stone
(1840 - 1921)
Marcus Clayton Stone was active/lived in England. Marcus Stone is known for genre and figure painting, novel illustration.
Biography Marcus Clayton Stone
Marcus Clayton Stone, the third of four children of Frank Stone and Elizabeth Stone, was born in London on 4th July 1840. His father was a watercolourist and was a close friend of Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray , Wilkie Collins and Daniel Maclise.
Marcus often visited the Dickens household. In 1852 he drew a sketch from Bleak House, which he presented to the author. Dickens inscribed his thanks on a copy of his book A Child's History of England, writing "you have made an excellent sketch from a book of mine which I have received (and preserved) with great pleasure". His biographer, Pamela M. Fletcher, has pointed out: "While Stone had no formal artistic training he learned the trade in his father's studio.
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