Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (1793-1867), British
SHIPWRECK WITH FIGURES TO THE RESCUE, JUNE 11, 1859
Oil on canvas; signed and dated 'June 11th 1859' lower left
17.75 x 30 in — 45.1 x 76.2 cm
From 1808 to 1816 Clarkson was a sailor in the merchant service and in earlier times he was in the Royal Navy. He also worked as a theatrical scene painter and creator of dioramas, sometimes working in collaboration with his friend David Roberts. From the 1830s he concentrated on easel paintings.
W. Scott & Sons, Montreal gallery label dated 1928, No. 818 verso;
The Estate of Lawrence Goode, Nottawa, ON