Presented by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

A Passion for Landscape: Rediscovering John Crome

Monday 17 May - Sunday 5 September

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Tickets available from Norwich Castle Museum

Admission to the exhibition is included in entry price to Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

The exhibition celebrates one of Britain’s great Romantic artists. The first major exhibition dedicated to John Crome since 1968, it provides a long-overdue opportunity to rediscover this great artist, reinstating Crome’s national reputation by re-evaluating his role in the history of British landscape
painting.

Norwich-based, Crome exhibited at London’s Royal Academy and the British Institution and founded the first art society in Britain outside the capital, the Norwich School of Artists, now internationally known as the Norwich School of Painting.

While Crome often looked to the 17th century Dutch Old Masters, his interpretation was modern and distinctly his own. A careful observer of the natural world, Crome rooted his work in his local surroundings. He provided a snapshot of the Norfolk landscape, focusing on quiet corners, small streams, creaking gates and ancient trees. Crome kept his compositions simple; landscapes were rarely overpopulated thus giving an overriding
impression of light and air. Views of Norwich regularly feature in his oeuvre, as does the Norfolk coast.

The exhibition features approximately 90 paintings, watercolours, drawings and etchings. Alongside Norwich Castle’s preeminent collection of works by John Crome, the exhibition will present loans from private and public collections, including Tate, the V&A and Fitzwilliam Museum.

Important information

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Tickets and Covid-19 safety information for this event are available from Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle 

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Masthead image: The Yare at Thorpe, Norwich, 1806, by John Crome, oil on mahogany panel, © Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)


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