Shepherds on Mousehold Heath, Norwich

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • 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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    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Shepherds on Mousehold Heath, Norwich
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 55.50 cm, width: 91.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Oscar & Peter Johnson, March 1965
    Inscription
    none visible
    GAC number
    6948