La Rochelle

Clarkson Stanfield (1793 - 1867)

Pencil and wash on paper

5 October 1857
  • About the artist
    Clarkson Stanfield was born in Sunderland and spent nine years of his early life as a seaman. He went to sea at the age of 15 and joined the Royal Navy at 18. After being invalided out of the Navy, he joined the Merchant Service and travelled as far as China. On his return he took a job as a scene painter in the East London theatre and for the next 18 years earned his living painting, often for the Drury Lane Theatre. His largest work, commissioned by the United Services Club, Pall Mall, is some 15 feet in length and shows the Battle of Trafalgar (c.1836). Stanfield exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1820, 1821 and from 1827 until his death, and was elected a Royal Academician in 1835.
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  • Details
    Title
    La Rochelle
    Date
    5 October 1857
    Medium
    Pencil and wash on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 33.00 cm, width: 46.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Colnaghi's, March 1967
    Inscription
    lr: CS - Rochelle Oct.r 5th 1851.
    GAC number
    7558