Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Print - Neo-Gothic Church
  • Neo-Gothic Church
    Stanfield, Clarkson RA, born 1793 - died 1867
  • Enlarge image

Neo-Gothic Church

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, designed)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper, with wash and water-colour additions

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from the Bagshawe Estate

  • Museum number:

    S.97-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Engraving of the interior of a neo-Gothic church worked by as the basis for a design, possible by Clarkson Stanfield. Mid 19th century.

Physical description

Architectural design engraving of the interior elevation of the nave wall of a neo-Gothic church, with a step up to an unseen altar to the right and a clerestory above three large window arches and smaller arches below. The area outside the design is painted in blue wash and the three large arches are filled with bright but rough watercolour sketches of Biblical scenes, to the left, ?the Adoration of the Magi, to the centre, sacred figures enthroned with others, to the right, ?the Coronation of the Virgin.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, designed)

Date

mid 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper, with wash and water-colour additions

Dimensions

Height: 495 mm, Width: 400 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

Engraving of the interior of a neo-Gothic church worked by as the basis for a design, possible by Clarkson Stanfield. Mid 19th century.

Materials

Ink; Wash; Water-colour; Paper

Techniques

Engraving (printing process); Painting

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.