Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/10
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Kitson notes on John Crome drawings / Cotman drawing at Squires Gallery Exhibition Oct 1934/ Cotman painting
Kitson's friend PM Turner visited with a Crown Point catalogue containing John Crome drawings and there is a John Sell Cotman reference/ Cotman drawing Between Buildwas and Wenlock 1802 at Squires Gallery Exhibition Oct 1934/ Cotman painting A cottage at St Albans at Gainsborough to Grant Exhibition Nov-Dec 1934
Date: 1934 - 1935
Oct. 25. 1934. P.M. Turner came with two volumes of the Crown Point catalogue - among the Crome drawings is -
John Crome, Dolgelly, North Wales. Pencil and monochrome wash - 6 7/8 x 12 1/2. A view of a valley through which a river winds its way from hills in the distance.
Exhibited at the Crome Centenary Exhibition, Norwich, April 1921 (No.64)
[?] in ["?"] by Collins Baker, p.185
Exhibition [Sherrington?] collection (Yarmouth)
Purchased at Christie's, March 30 - 1908 by R.J. Colman, lot 30 -
Note the title as above was written on the back of the drawing, but in the catalogue it appeared as "a view in Cumberland" - this is none other than an 1802 sketch by Cotman for my "Dolgelly" - P.M.T promised a photo.
Squires Gallery Exhibition, Oct. 1934.
This pencil drawing is a late Kings College drawing, copy derived from a pencil sketch in the B.M. - 'Between Buildwas and Wenlock 1802' The drawing belonged to L.G. Duke.
John Sell Cotman (1782 - 1842)