File 1.7 - Letter from Clarkson Stanfield to Davie

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Letter from Clarkson Stanfield to Davie

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  • 1857 (Creation)
    Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867

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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 sailor’s theatre in east London, and progressed to be a member of the Hampstead Sketching Society and a friend of Dickens, Thackeray, Macready, Sir Edwin Landseer, David Roberts, Samuel Lover and C. R. Leslie. He was called Clarkson after the anti-slavery agitator, Thomas Clarkson.

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Provenance: Julian Browning Rare Books & Manuscripts

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Letter from Clarkson Stanfield to Davie, October 6, 1857. Autograph Letter Signed, to “My dear Davie”, about a visit to Manchester. “Hampstead Oct 6th, 1857 My dear Davie, You [?] got my notes before you left Bonchurch and I merely wrote this to say I am still improving and I hope [to?] think about Thursday week 'the 15th' I may be able to visit Manchester but I am by no means certain about it [then?] therefore you must not wait for me but I should like very much to see you on your return. Ever truly, C Stansfield”

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Accession 2018-020, Box 1, Folder 7

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