Etching by RH Crofton
This etching is signed RH Crofton 1848 in the bottom left hand corner. It is an interior scene, perhaps the inside of a crofter's cottage. On the back appears to be written 'Etched by Colonel Richard Crofton RA, father of Duke Crofton of Lakefield'. This would be Maj Gen Richard Henry Crofton RA (1818-1897), 4th son of Duke Crofton Esq and Alicia Crofton (nee Jones) of Lakefield, co Leitrim. Richard married Frances Mary Marsh (1819-1906), daughter of Arthur Cuthbert Marsh (1786-1849) and Anne Marsh (Marsh Caldwell, nee Caldwell, 1791-1874). The etching was previously at the Caldwell family home of Linley Wood.