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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Crewe, 1st Baron Crewe (1742-1829), Politician; MP for Cheshire and Stafford

1761
Painting by Joshua Reynolds. Untraced (D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, I, 2000, no.447).

1762
Painting by Pompeo Batoni, three-quarter length standing, a bust of Minerva behind him. Private collection (A. M. Clark, ed. E. P. Bowron, Pompeo Batoni, 1985, no.248). Painted in Rome, where Crewe arrived in December 1761.

1765
Painting by George Stubbs, mounted on a bay hunter. Christie’s, New York, 4 June 1982, lot 176; with the Crewe family until 1969.

1777
Two drawings by John Downman, half length. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1806, 1807).

1789
Painting by Joshua Reynolds, half length. Private collection (D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, I, 2000, no.448).

c.1810
Painting by Thomas Lawrence, half length. Private collection (K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence: a complete catalogue of the oil paintings, 1989, no.221). Engraved W. Say (the proof in the British Museum, 1852.10.9.1333, identified as Lord Crewe 1819).

1811
Portrait by William Lane, exhibited RA 1811 (795, 'Lord Crewe and Dudley North Esq'), presumably the source for the head by Lane in Mr Fox and his Friends, see below.

c.1813
Drawing by William Lane, Mr Fox and his Friends, see NPG 2076.

Undated
A painting by George Romney and a drawing by Henry Edridge formerly belonged to the Crewe family at Madeley - the latter was possibly one of the drawings of the five friends of Fox from the St Anne’s Hill House sale, see Lansdowne 1796, Upper Ossory 1798, and Groups NPG 2076.

Etching by J. G. Wood, half-length profile.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.