Front of the New Mills

  • About the artist
    John Crome, painter and etcher, was born in Norwich, the son of a publican and weaver. From 1783 he was apprenticed to the house, coach and sign painter Francis Whistler. He completed the apprenticeship in 1790 and became one of the first artists to branch into picture restoration and cleaning. In 1792, he married Phoebe Berney, with whom he would have eleven children. Of the eleven, four died young and four became painters. Crome became Vice-President of the Norwich Society of Artists before being elected its President in 1808. He died at his home in Norwich, aged 52.
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    Title
    Front of the New Mills
    Date
    1813
    Medium
    Etching
    Acquisition
    Transferred from the British Museum, July 1946
    Provenance
    Collection of the British Museum; by whom transferred to the Ministry of Works in 1946
    GAC number
    209