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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Stanfield-The Battle of Trafalgar TB

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Sunday, 21 August 2016
Texas, United States
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In Kuaotunu Beach Reserve - Coromandel

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item

I have already released several groups of art-themed travel bugs.  While I have seen numerous works by British artists in my travels, I find they are underrepresented among my TBs.  This is one in a small series to correct that oversight.

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield RA (1793 -1867) was a prominent English marine painter; he is often though inaccurately called William Clarkson Stanfield.  He was born at Sunderland, the son of James Field Stanfield an Irish-born author, actor and former seaman. Clarkson was named after Thomas Clarkson, the slave trade abolitionist, whom his father knew, and this was the only forename he used, although there is reason to believe Frederick was a second one.

Stanfield probably inherited artistic talent from his mother, who is said to have been an artist but died in 1801. He was briefly apprenticed to a coach decorator in 1806, but left owing to the drunkenness of his master's wife and joined a South Shields collier to become a sailor. In 1808 he was pressed into the Royal Navy, serving in the guardship HMS Namur at Sheerness. Discharged on health grounds in 1814, he then made a voyage to China in 1815 on the East Indiaman Warley and returned with many sketches.

In 1816 Stanfield was engaged as a decorator and scene-painter at the Royalty Theatre in Wellclose Square, London. He was afterwards employed at the Coburg theatre, Lambeth, and in 1823 he became a resident scene-painter at the Drury Lane theatre, where he rose rapidly to fame through the huge quantity of spectacular scenery which he produced for that house until 1834.  Stanfield abandoned scenery painting in 1834, although he made exceptions for two personal friends. He designed scenery for the stage productions of William Charles Macready, and for the amateur theatricals of Charles Dickens.

Stanfield then developed his skills as an easel painter, especially of marine subjects.  He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1820 and continued through the rest of his life.  He contributed a long series of powerful and highly popular works to the Academy, both of marine subjects and landscapes, from his travels at home and in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Ireland.  He was elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1832, and became a full Academician in February 1835. His elevation was in part a result of the interest of William IV who, having admired his work, commissioned two paintings from him of the Opening of New London Bridge (1832) and The Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Both remain in the Royal Collection.

I really like seascapes.  It was an easy choice to feature this painting on a travel bug.

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Tracking History (19167.2mi) View Map

Dropped Off 04/21/2019 Darby&Joan placed it in Kuaotunu Beach Reserve - Coromandel North Island, New Zealand - 71.39 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 04/07/2019 Aiden29 discovered it North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

Discovered at a Cache Creation event.

Discovered It 04/06/2019 0B80B8 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the cache creation event today. Thx for sharing.

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/06/2019 Darby&Joan retrieved it from Beginning or Ending ? North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

Actually picked up from the Creation Celebration Event. Going to log it in there, then retrieve it from there.

Discovered It 04/06/2019 jard1037 discovered it North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

Discovered this at tuolei's Creation Celebration Event

Discovered It 04/06/2019 tramyard discovered it North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

Seen in Auckland - New Zealand during Creation Celebration: Cache Maker Contest (Event Cache). Thanks for sharing.

Dropped Off 02/09/2019 KirsTim placed it in Beginning or Ending ? North Island, New Zealand - 31.72 miles  Visit Log

Dropping this off on this beautiful track, its popular this time of year so should get picked up soon

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 02/03/2019 KirsTim grabbed it   Visit Log

Wow this looks like this one has been AWOL for a wee while, so we're happy to say this has been found safe and well in a cache in Ngaurawahia in the North Island of New Zealand. We'll drop in another cache shortly.

Mark Missing 08/20/2017 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Discovered It 12/25/2016 Raven_eyes discovered it   Visit Log

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