John Sell Cotman

(England 16 May 1782 – 24 Jul 1842)

Howden church, Yorkshire

Location
Not on display
Further information

Cotman took up etching after his return to Norwich in a deliberate effort to enhance his reputation and gain a wider circulation for his work. His plates were aimed mainly at the growing fashion for antiquarian topography. The etching is from his first series of prints, ‘Miscellaneous Etchings’ published in 1811. The set consists of 26 plates of Yorkshire and Norfolk scenery.

Year
1811
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
38.1 x 27.6 cm platemark; 44.0 x 33.2 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., [incised plate] "...1811... JS Cotman". Signed l.r., [incised plate] "...JS Cotman".

Credit
Gift of Sir Philip Street 1937
Accession number
6483