CROKER, or CROCKER, JOACHIM

(d. 1700)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Probably a native of Germany. He painted a portrait of Joseph Toplis, cutler, who was for many years a prominent member of the Corporation of Painter-Stayners and Cutlers in Dublin, the Guild of St. Luke, and its Master in 1699. The picture, an oval, for which William Gorman, "frame-gilder," supplied the frame, was hung in the hall of the Guild in 1699. Croker died in Dublin probably in January, 1699-70, as on the 2nd February of that year administration of his effects was granted to his widow Frances. His name occurs both as "Croker" and "Crocker."*

*A Johann Crocker, known in England as John Croker, a native of Dresden, came to England in 1691, and was made assistant engraver in the Mint in 1697 and chief engraver in 1705. He died in 1741.

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