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WILLIAM CLARKSON STANFIELD RA (1793-1867)

1793 to 1867, England

A View of Castello Aragonese, Ischia, with Vesuvius beyond

Oil on canvas

signed and dated 1845

74.00 x 112.20 cm    29.13 x 44.17 inches


This notable Victorian marine painter was born in Sunderland on the 3rd of December, 1793. He joined the Navy in 1808 where he met Thomas Clarkson, the abolitionist, from whom Stanfield adopted his middle name. In 1818, Stanfield was discharged from the Navy due to an injury and painted theatrical scenes for a living. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and painted scenery for many of D...
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