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William Crotch

(1775-1847), Musician

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 4 portraits
As a child, Dr Crotch, the musician and composer, was known as 'the musical phenomenon of Norwich'. He began his professional career as organist of Christ Church, Oxford, at the age of fifteen, and his greatest work was the oratorio Palestine, first performed in 1812. Crotch became the first principal of the Royal Academy of Music in 1822.

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William Crotch, by J. Sanders - NPG D34410

William Crotch

by J. Sanders
etching, published 20 November 1778
NPG D34410

William Crotch, by James Fittler, published by  Isabella Crotch - NPG D34409

William Crotch

by James Fittler, published by Isabella Crotch
line engraving, published 12 May 1779
NPG D34409

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