Accession 2024-026 - Autograph Letter by Clarkson Stanfield

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Autograph Letter by Clarkson Stanfield

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CA UVICARCH SC564-2024-026

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1 folder.

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Purchased by donor from unknown dealer, 2023.

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The accrual consists of an autograph letter signed by Clarkson Stanfield to "My dear Searle." The letter pertains to Clarkson's work for "the Tragedy." Dated April 13th (no year).

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Gift of Peter Lowens, April 2024.


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From dealer: "Clarkson Stanfield (1793-1867), marine and landscape painter. As a boy, he made several voyages in the merchant service, and was pressed into the Navy in 1812. He retired from the sea after an accident, became a scene painter at a sailors' theatre in east London, and progressed to be a member of the Hampstead Sketching Society and a friend of Charles Dickens, Thackeray, Macready, Sir Edwin Landseer, David Roberts, Samuel Lover, and C.R. Leslie. He was called Clarkson after the anti-slavery agitator. He illustrated Heath's Picturesque Annuals for the years 1832-34, and in 1838 published a collection of lithographic views on the Rhine, Moselle, and Meuse; forty subjects from both sides of the English Channel were also steel-engraved under the title of Stanfield's Coast Scenery (1836). Among literary works for which he provided illustrations were Captain Marryat's 'The Pirate and the Three Cutters' (1836), Poor Jack (1840) and the lives and works of Lord Byron, George Crabbe, and Samuel Johnson, mainly in editions by John Murray."

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Created by JF, April 17, 2024.

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