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Set design - Clarkson Stanfield costume design
  • Clarkson Stanfield costume design
    Stanfield, Clarkson RA, born 1793 - died 1867
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Clarkson Stanfield costume design

  • Object:

    Set design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stanfield, Clarkson RA, born 1793 - died 1867 (theatre designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink on whitened card

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from the Bagshawe Estate

  • Museum number:

    S.14-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Design showing the stage left half of a cut scene of the interior of an Egyptian temple or palace.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)

Date

mid 19th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Stanfield, Clarkson RA, born 1793 - died 1867 (theatre designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink on whitened card

Dimensions

Height: 545 mm, Width: 477 mm

Object history note

Clarkson Stanfield had two children by his first marriage and ten by his second to Rebecca Adcock (d.1876). The theatre designs, S.13 - S.99-2000, and other Stanfield studio residue passed to the oldest surviving son of the second marriage, George Clarkson Stanfield (1828-78), also a painter. He died of liver disease at the Hampstead home of his sister, Harriet Thesesa (1837-1911). In 1861 Harriet had married William Henry Gunning Bagshaw (1825-1901), a barrister, QC and judge, and the couple had a large family, of whom the fifth child, Joseph John Richard Bagshawe (1870-1909), was also a professional artist. Joseph married in 1901 and had two sons, Edward and K.G.R., the latter becoming a solicitor in the firm of Seaton, Gray, Bell and Bagshawe at Whitby. The collection of Clarkson Stanfield designs (S.13 - S.99-2000) was discovered in K.G.R. Bagshawe's attic on the latter's death. It had presumably been left with his grandmother, Harriet, on George Stanfield's death and been passed down through the family. K.G.R.'s daughter, Susie, took the designs to Christie's for a probate valuation, and Christie's alerted Dr Pieter van der Merwe of the National Maritime Museum, an acknowledged expect on Clarkson Stanfield. Dr van der Merwe then contacted the Theatre Museum. The collection comprises working designs and model pieces made in the Drury Lane scene room from the mid-1820s to the mid-1840s.

Descriptive line

Design by Clarkson Stanfield for an Egyptian temple scene. Mid 19th century

Materials

Ink; Gouache; Card

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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