Letter from Clarkson Stanfield to "My dear Searle", Thursday, April 13 [1800's?]

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An autograph letter signed by Clarkson Stanfield to "My dear Searle." The letter pertains to Clarkson's work for "the Tragedy" and awaiting Searle's opinion on its merits. Dated April 13th (no year). "Clarkson Stanfield (1793-1867), marine and landscape painter. As a boy, he made several voyages in the merchant service, and was pressed into the Navy in 1812. He retired from the sea after an accident, became a scene painter at a sailors' theatre in east London, and progressed to be a member of the Hampstead Sketching Society and a friend of Charles Dickens, Thackeray, Macready, Sir Edwin Landseer, David Roberts, Samuel Lover, and C.R. Leslie. He was called Clarkson after the anti-slavery agitator. He illustrated Heath's Picturesque Annuals for the years 1832-34, and in 1838 published a collection of lithographic views on the Rhine, Moselle, and Meuse; forty subjects from both sides of the English Channel were also steel-engraved under the title of Stanfield's Coast Scenery (1836). Among literary works for which he provided illustrations were Captain Marryat's 'The Pirate and the Three Cutters' (1836), Poor Jack (1840) and the lives and works of Lord Byron, George Crabbe, and Samuel Johnson, mainly in editions by John Murray."-- Dealer's description

In Collection:
Creator Subject Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 page
Alternative title
  • Autograph Letter by Clarkson Stanfield
Additional physical characteristics
  • Handwritten in black ink.
Physical repository Collection
  • 19th Century Manuscripts Collection
  • Gift of Peter Lowens, April 2024.
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number: 2024-026
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • April 17, 2024
Technical note
  • Metadata by KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original. This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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