c1830 Fishing Boats in Stormy Sea by Clarkson Stanfield


A fine watercolour with gouache marine painting of Fishing Boats in a Stormy Sea by the acclaimed Georgian artist Clarkson Stanfield R.A.. The painting shows two small vessels, being tossed about in a very stormy sea.

The background sky is a dramatic lead colour. The painting has the artist’s initials CS in the bottom left of painting. It has been attractively mounted, framed and glazed. The mount has the name CLARKSON STANFIELD R.A. in black ink.

Clarkson Stanfield (1793-1867) had an early career as a seaman before becoming a celebrated painter of theatrical scenery and moving dioramas, and subsequently the leading marine artist of his time, after Turner. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1820. In 1829, he became President of the Society of British Artists. In 1844, Stanfield became the first Honorary Curator of Pictures at Greenwich Hospital, looking after the works that form the core of the art collection of the National Maritime Museum.

Size image: 29 x 19.5 cm (11 ½ x 7 ¾ inches)
Size frame: 46.5 x 38.5 x 1.5 cm (18 3/8 x 15 2/8 x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 1410 g