Newly-discovered Eyre Crowe slavery painting on display in Richmond, Virginia

November 27, 2014
Engraving of 'A Slave Sale in Charleston, South Carolina' by Eyre Crowe (1854)

Engraving of ‘A Slave Sale in Charleston, South Carolina’ by Eyre Crowe (1854)

A Slave Sale in Charleston, South Carolina is well known from engravings, such as the coloured version shown here, but the whereabouts of the original painting, first exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy in 1854, has hitherto been unknown. It was discovered in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, by staff at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and made known to the academic Maurie McInnes, whose research into the slave trade in Richmond, Virginia, and artistic representations of it, was based around Eyre Crowe’s even more famous painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia (1861).

McInnes has now curated an exhibition at the Library of Virginia: To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade, which explores the dynamics of the slave trade. The exhibition features three of Eyre Crowe’s paintings: Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia, lent from the private collection of Teresa Heinz; After the Sale: Slaves Going South from Richmond (1853), lent by the Chicago History Museum; and a full-size facsimile of A Slave Sale in Charleston, South Carolina.

The exhibition is described in an article by the Richmond Times Dispatch, and is open until 30 May 2015.

 


‘The Poultry Yard’ up for sale

November 6, 2013
'The Poultry Yard' by Eyre Crowe (1900)

‘The Poultry Yard’ by Eyre Crowe A.R.A. (1900)

An auction house in South Africa is shortly to sell a landscape oil painting by Eyre Crowe. Originally entitled  ‘The Poultry Yard‘ when it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1900, it is now known as ‘Feeding the Chickens’.

The painting was last sold in Newbury, Berkshire, in 2005, for £800. Its most recent provenance is the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg. It will be sold on 11 November by Strauss and Co. auctioneers, at the Wanderers Club, Illovo, South Africa, as part of the South African and International Art auction. It is the first lot in the auction, with a guide price of 10-15,000 Rand (£600-£900).

UPDATE

The painting sold for 14,000 Rand (£847)


Welcome to the Eyre Crowe website

April 10, 2010

This website replaces my old site (www.geocities.com/eyre_crowe)

It includes all the same information about Eyre Crowe and his artworks, but with a brand new look and feel.

Click on the tabs at the top to see articles relating to Eyre Crowe and his life. The ‘Pictures’ tab is the place to start to find out more about all of Eyre Crowe’s known paintings, drawings and sketches.