Front of the New Mills, Norwich
33.95 cm x 44.45 cm (13 3/8 in. x 17 1/2 in.)
(Norwich, 1768 - 1821, Norwich)
Medium and Support:
Etching and chine collé
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Charles and Dorothy Clark, 1971
Crome’s significance to landscape art lies in his sensitivity to local identity rather than to a classical or idealized view of nature. In 1803, he founded the Norwich Society of Artists in the East Anglia region of England, signaling a shift away from the major artistic centers and capitals towards the provinces. The group flourished, and by 1823 its annual exhibition featured 4,600 works by 323 different artists.