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‘Scene on the Thames - Moonlight’ by John Berney Crome (1794-1842).

The painting – which depicts Windsor Castle and the River Thames under a harvest moon – is signed by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1837.

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

John Berney Crome was taught by his father, the important early English landscape artist and a founder of the Norwich School, John Crome (1868-1821). John Berney Crome specialised in moonlit landscapes of England, France, Holland, and Italy. Between 1811 and 1843 John Berney Crome exhibited seven works at the Royal Academy, fifty-five at the Society of British Artists, and thirty-five at the British Institution. The work being sold here was directly inspired by Abraham Pether’s 1809 view of Windsor Castle by moonlight, versions of which were also painted by Sebastian Pether.

Today, landscapes by Crome hang in the collection of the Tate Gallery, the Yale Centre for British Art, and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. He was appointed Vice-President of the Norwich Society of painters in 1818, and subsequently elected President.

Dimensions: (framed) 80cm x 110cm (31½” x 43¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 91cm (24” x 36”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: 1837; exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists (cat no.418). Thence in private UK and European collections.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

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