CHARLES MARSHALL (1806-1890) watercolour



Charles Marshall (1806-1890) 'figures on the road to town' watercolour early 19th century
Oval 7 1/2 ins x 12 ins set in archival mount and old reeded frame

MARSHALL, CHARLES (1806–1890), scene-painter, son of Nathan and Mary Marshall, was born on 31 Dec. 1806. He studied oil painting under John Wilson, and at the age of eighteen received a gold medal from the Society of Arts. He became a pupil of Marinari, the architectural scenic artist at Drury Lane Theatre, and subsequently developed into one of the most prominent and most successful scene-painters of the day. Marshall was employed by Elliston and by Osbaldiston at the Surrey Theatre, and by many other managers of theatres but his chief successes were under the management of Macready at Covent Garden and Drury Lane. Among his most notable achievements was the scenery to Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' and 'As you like it,' and for the first production of Lord Lylton's plays. On the death of William Grieve [q. v.] in 1844, Marshall became scene-painter to the opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, and did much to assist Benjamin Lumley in the revival of the ballet. He retired from this profession about 1858, and devoted the remainder of his active life to landscape-painting, which he had practised continuously, being a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy, British Institution, and Suffolk Street exhibitions.Marshall died at 7 Lewisham Head, Highgate, on 15 Feb. 1844,
1 watercolour in the collection of V&A "Windsor Castle"

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