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Specialising in conducting investigations into the authenticity of the art, paintings & drawings of

JOHN CROME and the Norwich School Painters

English Romantic Painter, 1768-1821

 

 

 

Norwich River:Afternoon  John Crome (1768–1821)
Norfolk Museums Service
 

  John Crome, also known as Old Crome, so as not to be mistaken for his artist son John Berney Crome, lived all his life in the east coast English city of Norwich which lies 160 miles north east of London.

  His artistic training was basic, guided by a local coach and sign writer called Francis Whistler with whom he spent seven years as an apprentice.

But it was an arts patron, Thomas Harvey, who had the most influence on John Crome's career as an artist. Firstly, introducing him to his own collection of fine Dutch artists works such as those painted by Hobbema, van Ruisdael and Cuyp whose influence in Crome's own work was dramatic.

 Crome's attention focussed largely on local landscapes and buildings and in particular the local rivers, coastline, mills and bridges and he was accredited early in his career as the founder member of the Norwich school. Or society of painters, whose members included John Sell Cottman, Henry Bright, Robert Ladbrook, James Stark, George Vincent and Thomas Lound, amongst others.

 

Moonlit Norwich River landscape -John Crome

 

Fishing smack and other vessels in a strong breeze

Joseph Stannard

 

The Norwich School and John Crome Fakes:


  Always an issue, particularly when you have a large group of painters who in the main, are focussing their attention on very similar subject matter
and painting very similarly in style and manner to those leading the fashion of the time, is to discern and differentiate who exactly is who and who did what, particularly when paintings remain unsigned. And it is the unsigned, anonymous paintings which appear from both the time frame and a little later, that may be painted by true Norwich school affiliates, but also the circle and followers of the time and also just artist hobbyists. Artists who love and imitate the manner in which the Norwich school painters plied their trade. So often, it is these works of art which magically grow a brand new signature overnight and suddenly develop a pedigree and lineage worthy of a Gainsborough! This is one of the most common frauds in the art world we encounter. Added signatures, placed there to deceive and defraud. Nothing else. Sadly it's not a new trade, as it's been going on for time immemorial.

The other problem is previous expert, historic attributions, today disagreed with and seen as a mistake.

 

                                                   

Yare River John Crome                                   Fake Tom Keating painting in the manner of John Crome

 

 

 

STEP ONE - THE PRELIMINARY ASSESMENT OF VIABILITY STUDY

 

 

 

 

 With John Crome like any other Norwich school artist, it is essential to consider the viability of pursuing an authenticity investigation first.

With this in mind, we prefer to undertake a preliminary, professional pre-authentication assessment of the work in question for clients. It's an important study and advisory, based upon the images you supply, the details of the work of arts history and provenanceand any previous research or analysis that you may have formerly conducted on it.

It is made aiming to balance any obvious negative issues against the positive ones and to consider whatever requirements that may be necessary in its future pursuit. It's a logical and cost effective professional assessment for which there is a modest set fee.

 

Then you will be in a far better position to judge if the project is worth undertaking.

 

 

Please see our FAQ's which explains this process in detail.

 

 

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Marine scene 1835 Painted in the Manner of John Crome

 

 

^ Follower of John Crome, Senior (1768-1821)
Hay barges on a moonlit estuary, a windmill beyond
Oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

ART AUTHENTICATION EXPERTISE BY ARTIST
       
APPEL KAREL
BRANCUSI   CONSTANTIN
BOUVARD  - Famile.
CEZANNE PAUL
CHAGALL MARC
CORNEILLE  Guillaume Beverloo
COROT CAMILE
CORTES EDOUARD
CROME JOHN
DE KOONING WILLEM
DEGAS EDGAR
DOU GERRIT
DUFY RAOUL
GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
GRIS JUAN
KHALO FRIDA
KIRCHNER  ERNST LUDWIG
LAM  WILFREDO
LEGER FERNAND
LIEBERMAN  MAX
MATISSE HENRI
MALEVICH  KAZIMIR
MIRO JOAN
MONDRIAN   PIET
MONET CLAUDE
MORISOT BERTHE
PISSARRO CAMILLE
POPPELMAN PETER
REMBRANDT VAN  RIJN
RENOIR PIERRE
REYNOLDS JOSHUA
ROUSSEAU THEODORE
SPENLOVE-SPENLOVE FRANK
TITIAN / TIZIANO
TURNER J. M. W.
VAN GOGH VINCENT 
VLAMINCK  MAURICE de
VOUILLARD EDOUARD
CONYERS BARKER
HUGHES Derrick
GAUGUIN INDEXES
KLINE FRANZ
ROBERT MOTHERWELL
PECHSTEIN MAX
ROUALT GEORGE
BUFFET BERNARD
MUNNINGS Sir Alfred James
FRAGONARD Jean Honore
GREUZE  Jean Baptiste
DAUMIER HONORE
KREGTEN FEDOR van
CSALLOKOZI Farkas Lőrinc
EDOUARD MANET
Johannes Molzahn
PAUL KLEE
Francisco José de GOYA
Albert MARQUET
de CHIRICO

 

 

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