Emma Crewe

Emma Crewe (active 1787 - 1818) was a "gifted amateur artist" who, along with Diana Beauclerk (1734–1808) and Elizabeth Templetown (1747–1823), contributed designs in "Romantic style" to Josiah Wedgwood for reproduction in his studio in Rome. She has the distinction of having been criticised in Richard Polwhele's The Unsex'd Females, for having painted the Frontispiece to Erasmus Darwin's The Loves of the Plants: "There is a charming delicacy in most of the pictures of Miss Emma Crewe; though I think, in her "Flora at play with Cupid," … she has rather overstepped the modesty of nature, by giving the portrait an air of voluptuousness too luxuriously melting."