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Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Date: [1927-1942]
Reference Number: SDK/1/2


Cotmania volumes

The name Kitson gave to his research on Cotman was 'Cotmania'. The title stems from a poem written in 1803 by Harriet Cholmeley of Brandsbury Hall, North Yorkshire, in which she ... continue reading

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Catalogue and indices

Two sets of index cards and one catalogue created by Kitson to list his collection of art. One of two identical typescript copies of Kitson’s catalogue of his collection of... continue reading

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Cotman biographies

Biographies of Cotman by Kitson. The last years of Sydney Kitson's life were primarily devoted to completing his biography of Cotman, 'The Life of John Sell Cotman' which was published ... continue reading

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Research notebooks

Kitson frequently visited collections of art, both public and private to make notes about the Cotman works he saw there. The notes books contain many sketches by Kitson of Cotman ... continue reading

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