Clarkson Stanfield 1793 - 1867

occupation:
Illustrator,
Marine artist,
Painter
Nationality:
English; British
born in:
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom

1808 - joined British merchant service. 1812 - pressed into Royal Navy. 1816 - theatrical scenery painter. 1826 - proprietors of Drury Lane presented him with a silver testimonial following efforts for the theatre. 1828 - father of George Clarkson Stanfield. 1836 - painted the Battle of Trafalgar. 1837 - met Charles Dickens and began illustrating his books. 1847 - moved to Hampstead Heath. 1857 - Dickens dedicated Little Dorrit to him.

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