Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/10
Page: 11 verso
Press cutting from The Illustrated London News including Cotman's Dieppe Harbour
V&A received bequest of 32 drawings from Lady Powell including Cotman's Dieppe Harbour. Kitson has included a picture by Walter Sickert called Statue of Duquesne, Dieppe for comparison with Cotman's painting of Dieppe Harbour.
The Illustrated London News
November 16- 1935
[picture of Cotman's Dieppe Harbour]
"DIEPPE HARBOUR" BY J.S. COTMAN: A RECENT ACQUISITION BY THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM-ONE OF THIRTY-TWO DRAWINGS IN AN IMPORTANT BEQUEST BY LADY POWELL.
The Victoria and Albert Museum has recently received an important bequest of thirty-two drawings, mostly in water-colour, from the late Lady Powell, widow of the late Sir Richard Douglas Powell, Bt., Physician to Queen Victoria, King Edward and King George. The bequest includes examples by Turner, Cotman, Girtin, Cozens and Bonington. One of the two works by J.S. Cotman is the above view of Dieppe Harbour, signed and dated 1823, probably the original of the replica exhibited at the Old Water Colour Society in 1825 and acquired by the Museum in 1876 in the William Smith bequest. The other is a large painting of the Maison Abbatiale of the Abbey of St. Ouen at Rouen, demolished in 1816. There is also in the Powell bequest an early Cotman drawing of the Ouse Bridge at York, signed and dated 1803. Cotman visited York in that year.
[picture of Sickert's Statue of Duqesne, Dieppe]
"STATUE OF DUQUESNE, DIEPPE": AN OIL PAINTING BY W.R. SICKERT, R.A., SHOWN AT THE LEFEVRE GALLERIES-AN INTERESTING SUBJECT FOR COMPARISON WITH COTMAN'S WATER-COLOUR OF DIEPPE (ABOVE, LEFT) EIGHTY YEARS EARLIER.