Size: 33 x 36 cm
- Formerly in the collection of 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall
- Marcus Stone was the son of Frank Stone ARA an accomplished painter who taught his son.
- At the age of 18 Marcus was starting to exhibit his paintings
- As a friend of the family Charles Dickens recognised the young Stone’s artistic abilities, including his ability to portray realistic figures and from the age of 19 was being used to illustrate many of Dickens’ books including ‘Little Dorrit’ and ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
- After working for a series of prestigious magazines and book publishers for a number of years, like his father he quickly became a full time painter, with successful exhibitions his works were in great demand and commanded high prices.
- Although father and son exhibited their paintings regularly at the Royal Academy, Marcus’s superiority in painting earned him the full status of RA in 1887.
- His works are in many Museums and Collections through out Europe and North America. Today his more important works can command several hundred thousand pounds.
- Totally Mint Water colour with white and gum arabic – under Museum Anti-fade Glass in super frame