Eyre Crowe’s 1880 genre work, Forfeits, is for sale at Christie’s in New York on 28 October 2019. The higher estimate, compared to other recent sales of Crowe’s work, probably reflects the charm, colour and quality of the scene. Ornate, wealthy interiors are rarely seen in Crowe’s paintings, although the arrangement of the figures in a line across the picture is a familiar technique.
Eyre Crowe was a Victorian painter of historical and genre works of art, who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1846 to 1908.
This site, which is a non-commercial appreciation of Crowe's life and work, contains biographical information, details of all his known paintings, auction records, images where available, details of exhibitions, contemporary reviews, and a full bibliography including links to other websites useful to those interested in 19th-century art.