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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
British Galleries, Room 120, The Wolfson Galleries

View on the Scheldt

Oil Painting
1826 (made)
Artist/Maker

Object Type
Oil paintings of seascapes and shipping in the Dutch manner were collected in Britain from the 17th century when the Dutch started making them in quantity. British artists also painted similar scenes to meet the demand from collectors. This painting is a smaller version of `A market boat on the Scheldt' painted by Stanfield in the same year (1826), although the colouring is more subdued and its tones are closer to a 17th-century Dutch example.

Places
The river Scheldt was a favourite locality for Dutch marine painters for centuries. It runs from northern France, through Belgium and into the North Sea. Stanfield shows a scene near the mouth of the river.

People
Clarkson Stanfield was a painter in oils and watercolours, mainly of landscapes and marine views. The son of an actor, J. F. Stanfield, he went to sea as a young boy and was press-ganged into the Royal Navy, but he left the service after being injured. He painted stage scenery for theatres in London, where he was a friend and rival to David Roberts. Stanfield also made dioramas and panoramas. His subjects for theatrical, easel and illustrative work were drawn mainly from extensive tours in Britain and Europe.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
oil on panel
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'View On the Scheldt', Clarkson Stanfield, 1826
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 40.7cm
  • Estimate width: 54.3cm
  • Framed height: 62cm
  • Framed width: 76cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'C. Stanfield. 1826' (Signed and dated by the artist, lower left)
Gallery Label
British Galleries: Frederick Clarkson Stanfield was one of several British artists working in the style of earlier Dutch painters. Though these pictures were not at all classical in their subject matter or style, they were frequently displayed in Regency Classical interiors framed in elaborate, Rococo Revival frames.(27/03/2003)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs Julia Anne Bonnor
Object history
Bequeathed by Mrs Julia Anne Bonnor, 1901

Painted by Frederick Clarkson Stanfield RA (born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 1793, died in London, 1867)
Production
Signed and dated 1826
Summary
Object Type
Oil paintings of seascapes and shipping in the Dutch manner were collected in Britain from the 17th century when the Dutch started making them in quantity. British artists also painted similar scenes to meet the demand from collectors. This painting is a smaller version of `A market boat on the Scheldt' painted by Stanfield in the same year (1826), although the colouring is more subdued and its tones are closer to a 17th-century Dutch example.

Places
The river Scheldt was a favourite locality for Dutch marine painters for centuries. It runs from northern France, through Belgium and into the North Sea. Stanfield shows a scene near the mouth of the river.

People
Clarkson Stanfield was a painter in oils and watercolours, mainly of landscapes and marine views. The son of an actor, J. F. Stanfield, he went to sea as a young boy and was press-ganged into the Royal Navy, but he left the service after being injured. He painted stage scenery for theatres in London, where he was a friend and rival to David Roberts. Stanfield also made dioramas and panoramas. His subjects for theatrical, easel and illustrative work were drawn mainly from extensive tours in Britain and Europe.
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 278
Collection
Accession Number
366-1901

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record createdMarch 27, 2003
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