Clarkson Stanfield, an English painter, born in Sunderland about 1798, died at Hampstead, May 18, 1867. He followed the sea in early life, and was afterward distinguished as a theatrical scene painter. In 1827 he exhibited at the British institution his first large picture, "Wreckers off Fort Rouge;" in 1832 he was elected an associate of the royal academy, and in 1835 an academician. He painted nearly every kind of landscape, but as a painter of sea pieces he enjoyed a unique reputation. His works include "Wreck of a Dutch East Indiaman on the Coast of Holland;" "The Victory, bearing the Body of Nelson, towed into Gibraltar;" "The Abandoned;" "The Battle of Trafalgar;" "The French Troops fording the Magra;" "The Battle of Rovere-do;" "The Pyrenees;" and "St. Sebastian during the Siege under the Duke of Wellington." Among his latest works were "The Worm's Head" (1864), and "The Bass Rock" (1865). He was a prolific designer for illustrated works, and published a series of lithographic copies of his sketches, " The Moselle, the Rhine, and the Meuse " (fob, 1838).