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painter, watercolorist, draftsman, journalist, government employee, diplomat, illustrator
war correspondent during the Crimean War (1857)
Nationality/school
English
Born
London (England) 1825-10-20
Deceased
Gamburg 1896-09-06
Gamburg an der Tauber (Baden/Germany) = present day Werbach
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of the historian Eyre Evans Crowe, political correspondent for the London newspaper 'Morning Chronicle' in Paris, and his wife Margaret Hunter; brother of Eyre Crowe; Crowe married Asta von Barby (c.1841-1908), daughter of Baron Gustav von Barby and Eveline von Ribbentrop, in Gotha, Germany, 11 April 1861. They had three sons, including Sir Eyre Crowe and four daughters.
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In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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  • Parijs 1840 - 1843
    Training in drawing since 1840, together with his brother Eyre Crowe, in Paul Delaroche's painting school at the Institut de France, in watercolor from October 1841 with Jean-Louis Baptiste Hubert; thereafter in painting by Jules Coignet. At the same time, he copied old masters in the Louvre.
  • Londen (Engeland) 1843 - 1851
    In 1843 the family moved to London, where Crowe worked as a lawcourt reporter for the Morning Chronicle from summer 1844; between 1846 and 1851 journalist for the newly founded 'Daily News' in Paris and London. At the same time student travels through Belgium, Germany, Austria and Italy in order to develop his style-critical judgment on the painting of old masters.
  • België 1846 - 1851
  • Duitsland 1846 - 1851
    In Germany in 1847 he met the painter and art historian Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle; in the course of their lifelong friendship, some of the most important art historical monographs of the 19th century were created in collaboration, whereby Crowe was probably solely responsible for the texts, Cavalcaselle for the selection and attribution of the works. Based in London, they both shared an appartment.
  • Oostenrijk 1846 - 1851
  • Italië 1846
  • Krim (auton. rep.) 1853 - 1856
    From November 1853 to February 1856, C. was correspondent of the Illustrated London News during the Crimean War, with the task of providing reports and drawings of the acts of war.
  • Bombay 1857 - 1859
    From August 1857 he directed an art school in Bombay, taught watercolors, figure drawing and perspective in his own class.
  • Londen (Engeland) 1859-05 - 1859-06
    In May 1859, Crowe returned to England, seriously ill.
  • Solferino 1859
    In the summer of 1859 during the French-Austrian War correspondent of the London Times at the headquarters of the Austrian Army, in which capacity he observed the Battle of Solferino.
  • Duitsland 1859 - 1860
    In the winter of 1859/60, he was the unofficial envoy of the English Foreign Office in Germany.
  • Leipzig 1860 - 1872
    English consul general in Leipzig, in which capacity he represented French interests at Leipzig during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870
  • Düsseldorf 1872 - 1882
    English consul general for Westphalia and the Rhine provinces in Düsseldorf as well as commercial attaché at the embassies in Vienna and Berlin
  • Wenen
    commercial attaché at the embassy
  • Berlijn
    commercial attaché at the embassy
  • Parijs 1882 - 1896
    commercial attaché for Europe in Paris; in 1890 British envoy at the Telegraph Congress in Paris
  • Londen (Engeland) 1883
    In 1883 he was secretary to the Danube Conference in London
  • Berlijn 1889
    in 1889 plenipotentiary at the Samoa Conference in Berlin
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Creation date: 2020-03-21; Last modified date: 2020-06-02

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