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Frank Stone (22 August 1800 – 18 November 1859), was an English painter. He was born in Manchester, and was entirely self-taught.He was elected an associate of the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1833 and member in 1843; and an associate of the Royal Academy in 1851.The works he first exhibited at the Academy were portraits, but from 1840 onwards he contributed figure pictures, scenes from Shakespeare, scripture and sentimental subjects, many of which were engraved.In 1850 he led the opposition within the Academy to the innovations of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, having already criticised their work in the previous year. When Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a very critical review of Stone's work in return, Stone launched an outright assault on Pre-Raphaelitism, initiating the controversy that engulfed the movement. Leading Pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunt later depicted a print of one of Stone's works in the background of his painting The Awakening Conscience. It has been suggested that this was intended as an insult, since the furniture of the room was supposed to represent the bad taste of the characters depicted.According to William Powell Frith, Stone was a loyal friend, but very argumentative, "No fair-weather friend was he, but true as steel when friendly countenance might be sorely needed. Still, I confess there were drawbacks to the enjoyment of Stone's society. It was enough for anyone to advance an opinion for Stone to differ from it."He was the father of the painter Marcus Stone who illustrated many works by Charles Dickens (the Stones were Dickens' neighbours for many years) and himself produced a frontispiece for an edition of Martin Chuzzlewit. He also had a daughter, Ellen Stone. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain:
Call Number - 0007511; Shelf Mark - Corson P.2989; Three-quarter portrait of Rowena, heroine of Scott's novel Ivanhoe. Illustrates the text: 'The Lady Rowena had watched the progress of the day with equal attention, though without [...] betraying the same intense interest.'
Call Number - 0014616; Shelf Mark - Corson P.1831; Depicts Menie Gray stepping into the garden of Madame de Montreville's house (Surgeon's Daughter, ch. 11). Illustrates the text: '"It may be out of it, then, madam," answered Miss Gray [...]. As she spoke this she stepped...
Retrato de 3/4 de figura, a la izquierda, sentada casi de perfil. Porta un libro abierto en las manos; Firmas de F. Stone, como pintor, en el ángulo inferior izquierdo; de Charles Rolls, como grabador, en el derecho, debajo del retrato
Firmada en la esquina inferior izquierda por Stone, como dibujante y en la inferior derecha por Rolls, como grabador; Rolls trabaja en Londres
Inscripción, en el centro, bajo el retrato: "Lady Dufferin"; Retrato de 3/4 de figura, de frente, el rostro hacia la izquierda; brazos cruzados. Abanico en la mano derecha. Octógono; Título tomado de la estampa; Firmas de Stone como pintor en el ángulo inferior izquierdo y...