Clapham Church

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Gastineau studied at the Royal Academy (RA) after an apprenticeship with an engraver. Although his initial interest was in prints, after he turned to oil and exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy from from 1812 and at the British Institution from 1816. From 1818 Gastineau became increasingly successful as a watercolourist, a medium which he focused on for the rest of his career. He was elected associate of the Old Watercolour Society in 1821 and member in 1823, where he exhibited some 1300 works over 58 years.