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Eyre Crowe

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Crowe, Eyre l E. Crowe, Junr. l, 1824-1910, historical and genre painter; eldest son of Eyre Evans Crowe. Born in London, but passed his boyhood mainly in France. Education directed largely by his father. Studied painting under Paul Delaroche; thereafter, at Royal Academy schools. Exhibited at the Academy and at British Institution. Several of his works in public galleries. A.R.A. 1875. Author of With Thackeray In Amenca, 1893; Thackeray's Haunts and Homes, 1897. 




      Crowe's H.W. article ["Sketching at a Slave Auction", XV, 153-56. Feb. 14, 1857] recounts his sketching slaves at a Virginia slave auction and his expulsion from the auction rooms by the angry dealers. The incident took place in 1853 while Crowe was accompanying Thackeray on his American lecture tour. Thackeray thought that the foolhardy action might reflect unfavourably on him and "cut short his popularity" (Letters, Ill, 222). An account of the incident appeared in the New York Daily Tribune, March 10, 1853. 
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Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971. 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

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