George Clarkson Stanfield

Cochem on the Moselle
British, (1828-1878)
Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1872

George Clarkson Stanfield was born in London on 1 May 1828, the son of the artist Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (17931867). He attended the Royal Academy Schools but was mainly taught by his father whose influence can be seen in his style and subject matter. He made his debut at the Royal Academy in 1844 at the age of 16, and continued to exhibit there regularly until 1876. He also exhibited at the British Institution.

In 1854, Stanfield married his cousin Maria Blackburn with whom he had 7 children. The family lived in Hampstead, London. He travelled to Europe and specialised in painting views of the Rhine Valley and Moselle Valley as in this fine example. He also painted views of the Netherlands and the Italian Lakes. Stanfield died in Hampstead on 22 March 1878.

Examples of his work are held by many museums and art galleries including the Brighton Museum, Bristol Museum, Croydon Museum, Portsmouth Museum, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The painting is housed in its original period gilt frame which is in excellent condition.