Crome is essentially the founder of the Norwich school. The group included professional and amateur artists who devoted themselves mainly to unpretentious and intimate studies of landscape. As with most of Crome’s work, the scenery depicted in this etching is located close to his Norwich home. Crome etched 34 plates but did not publish them. The plates were subsequently issued by his widow and son in 1834.
ii of 3 states
22.6 x 30.2 cm platemark; 38.0 x 42.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.l., [incised plate] "J. Crome... 1812".
Purchased with assistance from the Sam Hughes Memorial Fund 2002
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009