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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Crotch (1775-1847), Musician

A painting by J. Sanders was exhibited RA, 1779 (289), etched by the artist, published 1778 (example in British Museum); two further paintings by Sanders were exhibited RA, 1780 (325), and 1785 (174); a painting called Crotch of c.1784 is in the collection of G. Donworth, Seattle; a painting by Sir W. Beechey is in the Royal Academy of Music, London, exhibited Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'Music Section' (45), reproduced W. Roberts, Sir William Beechey, R.A. (1907), facing p 76; a painting, possibly by himself, is in the collection of W. B. Stone, reproduced Country Life, CIII (1948), 230; a drawing by J. Slater was exhibited RA, 1813 (789); a water-colour by T. Uwins of c.1814 is in the British Museum; a drawing by F. W. Wilkin was sold at Christie's, 5 February 1889 (lot 56), bought Brunel; a miniature by an unknown artist was in the collection of T. W. Taphouse, 1904; a plaster bust by J. Fazi is at Christ Church, Oxford; there are three anonymous engravings, one after a silhouette by Mrs Harrington of 1778, and two published by her (examples in British Museum); an engraving by J. Fittler was published Mrs Crotch, 1779 (example in British Museum); an engraving by J. Thomson, after W. Derby, was published 1822 (example in NPG), for the European Magazine; an engraving by W. T. Fry was published 1822 (no example located); an anonymous engraving was published April 1779, for the London Magazine (variant example in British Museum); a woodcut was published ILN, XII (1848), 5.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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.