Francis Henry Crittall

1 portrait of Francis Henry Crittall

Francis Henry Crittall, by Augustus Edwin John, 1919 - NPG 6240 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Henry Crittall

by Augustus Edwin John
oil on canvas, 1919
30 in. x 24 3/4 in. (762 mm x 630 mm)
Given by Crittall family, 1994
Primary Collection
NPG 6240


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Artistback to top

  • Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), Painter. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter in 101 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Commissioned by the East Anglian Munitions Committee, this is an example of the society portrait from which John, epitome of the bohemian artist and the most famous painter of his day, made a living after the war.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 154
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 111

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