English School c1810
English School c1810
English School c1810

English School c1810

c. 1810 England

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A portrait miniature of Commander E S Crouch RN (d. 1821). He is wearing a dark blue coat with standing collar, white facings and waistcoat, both dressed with gold buttons, white concertinaed chemise and black stock.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame, the reverse of the miniature is glazed to reveal plaited hair.

His obit in The Times:

Commander E S Crouch (1821) died in the Royal Hospital, Haslar, on Tuesday evening, from an affection of the brain. The gallant officer was seized with illness only on Sunday last, as stated in The Times of Wednesday. He died in commission as Commander of the Victory, which appointment he had only held about six weeks. He was Lieutenant of the Amethyst at the capture of the French frigate Thetis in 1808; and of the Hannibal at the capture of the Sultane in 1814. Gazetted 1808, 1814. The gallant deceased was highly respected in his profession. Commander Crouch of the Devastation, is the deceased veteran's eldest son.
Height 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Width 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
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Watercolour on ivory
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