R. Crosse, Esq.r.Painter in Enamel to His Majesty.
Stipple, sheet 165 x 120mm (6½ x 4¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Richard Crosse (1742-1810), miniature painter who while not now ranked among the pre-eminent miniaturists of the 18th century, was probably appointed painter in enamel to George III circa 1789. Crosse's ledger in the National Art Library reveals that during his most productive years he painted around 100 miniatures per year. He appears to have given up his London practice in 1798 and to have retired to Somerset. This engraving reproduces Crosse's self-portrait of circa 1780 (Victoria & Albert Museum).
In BM 1852.0214.316.
[Ref: 35829] £140.00