Marlingford Grove

LL 3585


Crome was one of the founders of the Norwich School of painters in the early years of the 19th century. Landscapists and marine artists, they specialised in local scenes and were often influenced by 17th-century Dutch art which was well represented in East Anglian collections. This view of Marlingford on the outskirts of Norwich is one of Crome's grandest landscapes, and is thought to date from late in his life. Parts of the sky may have been repainted by another artist to thin out the foliage of the trees.