British, 1840 - 1921
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Historical genre painter and illustrator. Son and pupil of Frank Stone (ARA, 1800-1859). Exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1858 and elsewhere. Became an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA) in 1876, and a full member (RA) in 1886. Mainly painted genre scenes set in the 18th century or Empire costume. The themes are usually dramatic, sentimental, or sometimes humorous. RA titles: 'Rejected', 'The First Love Letter', 'A Stolen Kiss', etc. 'Il y a Toujours un Autre' (RA 1882) ('There is always another') was bought by the Chantrey Bequest for £800. In his own day Stone's pictures were much admired and fetched high prices. He illustrated Our Mutual Friend for Dickens and worked for Cornhill Magazine. Works by him are in many English museums.
Source: 'Victorian Painters', Christopher Wood.
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