William Henry Crome was born in Norwich on 22nd October 1806. He was the 3rd son of John Crome, one of the founders of the Norwich School of Painters. He was very unfortunate in losing his father at the early age of fifteen. Whilst his brother John Berney Crome had sheltered under his father’s wing, William Henry Crome had to make his own way, and this he commenced to do with good effect.
Old Crome (John Crome) died in 1821 William Henry Crome would have assisted his father in the studio at the age of 15 and was probably becoming…Read more