William CrotchThis Celebrated Child who discover'd extraordinary Talents for Music during the Third Year of his Age, was born at Norwich July 5th 1775. / To Sir Harbord Harbord Bt. L.L.D. This Plate is by Permission most Humbly Inscribed by his faithful and obedient Servant Isabella Crotch.
London, Publish'd according to Act of Parliament May 12th 1779, by Mrs Crotch, near St. James's Street Piccadilly.
Engraving, rare. Sheet size: 400 x 235mm (15¾ x 9¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Portrait of the musical child prodigy William Crotch (1775-1847) published when he was only four years old. After showing an interest in his father's pipe organ well before his second birthday, Crotch had already toured East Anglia and peformed in London (playing before George III) by the time this print was made. Crotch continued to play the organ in later life, adding composition and lecturing on music to his activities.
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