George Clarkson Stanfield

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George Clarkson Stanfield
George Clarkson Stanfield Stadtansicht mit Fischmarkt 1847.jpg
Cityscape 1847
Born 1 May 1828
Died 22 March 1878(1878-03-22) (aged 49)
Nationality English
Education Royal Academy
Known for Landscape art, marine art

George Clarkson Stanfield (London 1 May 1828 – 22 March 1878 London) was an English painter.


Stanfield was born in London, the second son from the second marriage of his painter father Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (1793–1867).[1] He received his artistic training largely from his father, and painted the same class of subjects including landscape art and marine art. He attended the Royal Academy Schools, but was not formally enrolled.

He is best known for his topographical views painted during his visits to the Rhine Valley, the Moselle, Switzerland, and the Italian lakes.[1][2]

Stanfield exhibited, starting at age sixteen, at the Royal Academy from 1844 to 1876 (a total of 49 works) and at the British Institution from 1844 to 1867 (a total of 73 works).[2] He had a limited success during his lifetime, probably due to a shift in taste of the public.

Stanfield married his cousin, Maria Blackburn, in 1854 and took up residence in Hampstead. They had five sons and two daughters. He died of liver disease at the home of his sister in Hampstead, north London, on 22 March 1878.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Monkhouse, William Cosmo (1911). "Stanfield, Clarkson". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Cordingly, David. "Stanfield, Clarkson". Grove Art Online. Retrieved 30 December 2011.  (subscription required)
  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: George Clarkson Stanfield by Pieter van der Merwe

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