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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Crome (1768-1821), Landscape painter and founder of the Norwich School

1798-1803
Oil by Opie in Norwich Castle Museum (108), head and shoulders aged about 30 or less, reproduced Derek and Timothy Clifford, John Crome, 1968, plate I.

1809
Drawing by J. S. Cotman in British Museum Print Room, reproduced Connoisseur, VIII, January 1904, p 3.

1816
Oil by Murphy at Sotheby's 21 December 1955 (126) bought Leggatt.

c.1818
Oil by Michael Sharp in Castle Museum, half-length holding palette, spectacles on forehead, reproduced Derek and Timothy Clifford, John Crome, 1968, plate 2; a portrait of Mrs Crome by Sharp is also in the Museum.

c.1820
Silhouette by Edouart, three-quarter-length in top-hat, reproduced E. N. Jackson, History of Silhouettes, 1911, plate 50.

Plaster bust by Mazzotti (NPG 1900).

1821
Drawing by Murphy (NPG 2061).

Undated
Oil by Dr J. T. Woodhouse in Castle Museum (109), given by Crome's son Joseph.

Posthumous
1868
Marble medallion by John Bell on Crome's monument in St George's, Colegate, Norwich.

Doubtful
Miniature attributed to Ozias Humphry but of doubtful identity in Castle Museum (114).



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.