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William Crotch

15 of 68 portraits by John Linnell

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Crotch

by John Linnell
18 in. x 14 in. (457 mm x 356 mm)
NPG 1812

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated in pencil (lower right): J. Linnell fe[ci]t 1839
Inscribed in pencil (lower centre): Dr Crotch

This portraitback to top

Included in the same lot in the Linnell sale were several other portraits, among them another of Crotch (NPG 1813); seven remained in the NPG, and the others were dispersed.

Physical descriptionback to top

Florid complexion, brown eyes, greyish hair. Dressed in a white stock, dark waistcoat, and grey coat.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; purchased from the Linnell sale, Christie's, 15 March 1918 (lot 82).

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, 1839 (870).

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.

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