John Sell Cotman

(England 16 May 1782 – 24 Jul 1842)

West front, Binham Priory

Location
Not on display
Further information

COTMAN was the most prolific etcher of the Norwich School, completing more than 370 plates of landscape and architectural subjects. Cotman took up etching to further his reputation and gain a wider circulation of his work. His first series, ‘Miscellaneous Etchings’ was published in 1811. Cotman set high store on his graphic work and devoted more and more of his time to it. ‘West front, Binham Priory’ is plate 13 from Cotman’s 1818 collection, the ‘Architectural Antiquities of Norfolk’.

Year
1818
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
36.9 x 25.9 cm platemark; 47.4 x 32.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.c., incised plate "J S Cotman F". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
145.2013
Provenance
Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013.
Paul Goldman, Sydney South/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift from Paul and Corinna Goldman to Kolenberg 1990