Marcus Stone

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Marcus Stone.

Marcus Stone (4 July 1840 – 24 March 1921), was an English painter.


"Claudio, deceived by Don John, accuses Hero" -- scene from Much Ado About Nothing, painted by Marcus Stone
Stone Marcus In Love

He was the son of Frank Stone ARA. He was trained by his father and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy before he was eighteen; and a few years later he illustrated, with much success, books by Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and other writers who were friends of his family.

He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1877, and Academician in 1887. In his earlier pictures he dealt much with historical incidents, but in his later work he occupied himself chiefly with a particular type of dainty sentiment, treated with much charm, refinement and executive skill.

One of his canvases is in Tate. Most of his works have been engraved, and medals were awarded to him at exhibitions in all parts of the world.

Stone and fellow painter Luke Fildes both lived in Melbury Road, Holland Park, in houses designed by Richard Norman Shaw.[1] A blue plaque commemorates Stone at his house at 8 Melbury Road.[2]

Blue plaque


  1. ^ "Survey of London: volume 37: Northern Kensington". British History Online. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  2. ^ "STONE, MARCUS (1840-1921)". English Heritage. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 


Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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