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John Crome, 1768–1821
Boys Bathing on the River Wensum, Norwich
Former Title(s):

A River Scene with Boys Bathing

View on the Wesum at Thorpe

The Wensum: Boys Bathing

A Bathing Scene

View on the Wensum
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on panel
19 × 14 1/8 inches (48.3 × 35.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boat | boys | children | dock | fence | house | river | trees | water
Associated Places:
England | Norfolk | Norwich | United Kingdom | Wensum
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

C. H. Collins Baker, Crome, Methuen & co., ltd., London, 1921, pp. 38, 41, 43, pl. XXXVIII, NJ18 C89 B84 1921 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Boston University, Studies in romanticism, Studies in Romanticism, v. 32, no. 1, Graduate School, Boston University, Boston, Mass., 1961, cover, V 0927 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Giorgia Bottinelli, A passion for landscape : rediscovering John Crome, Norfolk Museums Service, Norwich, U.K., pp. 82-83, fig. 78, NJ18.C89 A12 2021+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

British art: an illustrated souvenir of the exhibition of British art at the Royal Academy of Arts, London: Winter Exhibition: 1934, , , W. Clowes and sons, London, 1934, p. 53, J642 934L (LSF) Also available online at https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/exhibition-catalogue/1934-illustrated-souvenir-of-the-exhibition-of-british-art-c-1000-1860?all_fields=&commit=Search&date=1934&form=exhibition_catalogues [ORBIS]

Derek Plint Clifford, John Crome, New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn., 1968, pp. 92, 98-99,, NJ18 C89 C5 1968 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Commemorative catalogue of the exhibition of British art, Royal academy of arts, London, January-March 1934., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935, pp. 90, no. 333, PL. XCVI [96], N6761 L651 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 74-75, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

William Frederick Dickes, The Norwich school of painting, being a full account of the Norwich exhibitions, the lives of the painters, the lists of their respective exhibits, and descriptions of the pictures , Jarrold & Sons Ltd, London, 1906, p. 116, ND471 N67 D53 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Exhibition of British art, c. 1000-1860 : full catalogue [of the Winter Exhibition held on January 6-March 10, 1934]., , , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1934, p. 230, no. 613, N6761 L65 (YCBA) Also available on line [Royal Academy] and on mictofiche [B 162 (YCBA)] [YCBA]

Norman L. Goldberg, John Crome the Elder, New York University Press, New York, 1978, p. 10, 25, 28, 95-97, fig. 101, NJ18 C89 G65 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Francis W. Hawcroft, John Crome 1768-1821, an exhibition of paintings and drawings organized by the Arts Council to mark the bicentenary of the artist's birth : Norwich Castle Museum 3 August-29 September, the Tate Gallery, London, 17 October-1 December. , Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1968, no. 6, pl. 10, NJ18 C89 H28 1968 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Hemingway, Landscape Between Ideology and the Aesthetic : Marxist Essays on British Art and Art Theory, 1750-1850, Leiden, 2017, p. 348, fig. 69, HX521 H46 2017 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Hemingway, Landscape imagery & urban culture in early nineteenth-century Britain, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England] New York, 1992, pp. 257-67, ND1354.5 H46 1992 (YCBA) [YCBA]

C. Geoffrey Holme, The Norwich school, John ("Old") Crome, John Sell Cotman, George Vincent, James Stark, J. Berney Crome, John Thirtle, R. Ladbrooke, David Hodgson, M.E. & J.J. Cotman, etc. , The Studio, London New York [etc.], 1920, pl. XV, ND451 N6 H6 + (LSF) Second Copy: Jda45 N6 920H + (LSF) [ORBIS]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 3, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Souvenir of the Crome centenary exhibition., Norwich Castle Museum, Norwich, 1921, NJ18 C88 921N (SML) [ORBIS]

Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd., Crome and Cotman in aid of the Friends of the Norwich Museums., Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd., London, 1958, p. 24, no. 19, NJ18 C89 C76 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Dawson Turner, Outlines in lithography, from a small collection of pictures : for private circulation. , Yarmouth [England], 1840, pp. 25-6, N5247 T87 1840 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

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