Saturday, May 31, 2008

Frank Stone

[Plotting Mischief]
oil on canvas
father of Marcus Stone (cf).
1800 - 1859.
Painter of portraits and historical genre paintings and illustrator. Born in Manchester, came to London in 1831. At first painted watercolours but later oils and exhibited at the RA and elsewhere. Pictures tend to be sentimental. Both he and his son were friends of Dickens.

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