John Cranch*, Born in Kingsbridge in Devonshire, 12th of Oct.r 1751 Aged 44,Fellow of the American Society of Arts & Sciences, Painter of an unique Picture of the Death of Chatterton; & Author of the Oeconomy of Testaments; &c. Engraved from a Picture, which, with the Death of Chatterton, is in the possession of Sir James Winter Lake, Bar.t. F.S.A. *Vide, Langworthy's attempt to promote the Commercial Interests of Great Britain.
Published by W. Smith. 23 Lisle Street Leicester Square. [n.d., c.1810]
Engraving with stipple, 225 x 180mm.
A portrait of English painter John Cranch (1751-1821) holding a volume of Shakespeare. Originally born in Devon, Cranch travelled to London where he worked as a painter of portraits and historical scenes, contributing works to the Society of Artists. He died in Bath in 1821.
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