John Crome | A Heath Scene, near Norwich

JOHN CROME
British, 1768–1821

A Heath Scene, near Norwich

Oil on canvas
18 x 27 inches (45.7 x 68.6 cm)
Framed: 26 x 36 inches (66 x 91.4 cm)

Provenance
George Ashburnham, 3rd Earl of Ashburnham, East Sussex
Lady Jane Swinburne, Leigh, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, daughter of the above, by 1888
Miss Isabel Swinburne, London (sale, Christie’s, London, May 26, 1916, lot 122, sold for £267-15s)
Leggatt, acquired at the above sale
The Ehrich Galleries, New York
Whitelaw Reid, New York, acquired from the above
Whitelaw Reid, his son, Bedford, New York
Acquired from the above, 2011 

Exhibited
London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School, 1888, no. 36 (exhibition label attached to the frame, lent by Lady Swinburne) 

Literature
“Old Masters at the Royal Academy,” The Art Journal, London, 1888, p. 93, “… A little ‘Sea-Piece’ [Brighton: The Beach, and Chain Pier] gives us a much better idea of Constable as an artist, and may be looked at along with another small but broad and noble Crome. Both are works of mature art as well as of keen observation.”
W.F. Dickes, Norwich School of Painting, London, 1905, p. 97
Algernon Graves, A Century of Loan Exhibitions 1813-1912, London, 1913-15, Vol. I, p. 236
C.H. Collins Baker (Keeper of the National Gallery), Crome, London, 1921, pp. 94, 139, 195 as Heath; Cattle and Mill

$28,000

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