Scenes from the English Channel
By STANFIELD, Clarkson [Frederick] , 1836

Stanfield's Coast Scenery. A Series of Views in the British Channel

Travel & Voyages
  • Author: STANFIELD, Clarkson [Frederick]
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published by Smith Elder & Co. Cornhill, Bookseller to Their Majesties
  • Publication date: 1836.
  • Physical description: Quarto (230 by 170mm), engraved frontispiece, additional vignette title and 38 plates, original green morocco, a.e.g., gilt fillet border, with gilt central tool, spine in six compartments, gilt.
  • Inventory reference: 1954


Fine example of Stanfield’s scenes of the south coast of England.

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (1793-1867) was regarded as one of the greatest British marine artists of his day. The public preferred the immediacy and high finish of his sea paintings, to the misty visions of J. M. W. Turner’s later years, and John Ruskin praised him at length in ‘Modern Painters’ (1843–60), drawing particular attention to his truthfully observed skies and his astonishing ability to render the movement and transparency of water.

The present work contains, among others, views of Falmouth, St Michael’s Mount, Land’s End, The Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Rye, Hastings, Boulogne, Calais, Dover, Ramsgate, and the Eddystone Light House.

Image gallery