Study of a Dead Tree

Attributed to John Crome British

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Resembling Crome in style and imagery, this etching may be by a follower. Largely self-taught, Crome's works combine intense natural observation with lessons learned from paintings by Gainsborough and Hobbema. A founder and leader of the Norwich School (artists based in that town who developed a distinct local style), he worked in oils and as a drawing master, then became one of the first 19th-century Britons to use etching as an expressive tool in prints made between 1809 and 1813, inspiring others in his circle to try the medium.

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