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Old 10th November 2010, 12:37
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William Crabb painter XIX century

Hi,
I'm a new member, writing from Poland, so pls forgive me my English. I've been looking for info about William Crabb, Scotch painter, born in Laurencekirk in 1811. I bought his picture, a portrait of a man painted in 1857? or 1859? (the last number is somewhat fuzzy). I would like to discover who is the portrayed man. He is a gentelman with sideburns, similar to that on portrait in TV clip "Sing" by Travis.
Could someone help me in my private investigation? Perhaps I have a portrait of somebody's great-great -grandpa?
Ania
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Old 10th November 2010, 12:53
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Not an artist I know - but I found this on another site:

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Old 10th November 2010, 13:10
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thanks Polwarth...

...but all I know till now is just from the site
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Old 10th November 2010, 16:40
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The review seems to say he isn't a popular artist - it may well be that info regarding him is difficult to come by!

You could always try contacting the National Gallery in Edinburgh.
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Old 11th November 2010, 04:00
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here are two of his works

William Crabb on artnet
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Old 19th November 2010, 10:55
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thanks pals

I just contacted National Gallery.
Hope to find who is my "ancestor" at the portrait.

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Old 14th June 2015, 09:55
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William Crabb

Did you ever find out who was in this painting by William Crabb? I have just found out he painted one of my ancestors.
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