Artist: Vallée, Jean François de la Date: ca. 1805
Crouch was a lawyer from Providence, Rl, who lived in Charleston. In 1806 he married Sophia Withers. Vallee may have painted this portrait in 1805 or 1806, prior to Crouch's wedding, and the miniature, which has an especially rich and elaborate case of gold, enamel and seed pearls may have been given to the future Mrs. Crouch. The portrait shows a solid-looking and handsome man. The outline of the head against the opaque background is one of the hallmarks of Vallee's style.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984