Caleb Robert Stanley (1795-1868):
Watercolour with gum arabic and scratching out
35 cm x 24 cm (without frame), 47 cm x 36.5 cm (framed)
In modern wooden and parcel gilt frame
Inscribed on the mount: Caleb R. Stanley / B1790 - D1868
A lovely landscape with cows crossing an arched bridge, trees, a cottage, and a figure on a path.
Caleb Robert Stanley was a landscape and topographical painter working in oil and watercolour. He had strong links to the Royal Family. In 1839, Queen Victoria was given his View of Buckingham Palace as a birthday present by her mother and subsequently employed Stanley extensively to produce views of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Still in 1893, the Duke of York was given a view of Paris by Stanley as a wedding present. Stanley was also an Honorary Exhibitor at the Royal Academy between the years 1816-63, but he mainly exhibited at the British Institution (in total showing 87 works), the Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, the Old Watercolour Society and the New Watercolour Sociey (RI). Today, Stanley's works can be found in major British art collections, including, the Victoria & Albert Museum (5), the Royal Collection (38), the Museum of London, the Government Art Collection, and The National Gallery, Dublin. Adam's works appear regularly in the major auction rooms, including Christie's, Sotheby's, and Bonham's.