Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/10
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English Watercolours press cutting from The Times/ picture of John Sell Cotman's 'Mont St. Michel'/ Early Watercolourists press cutting from The Observer
Press cutting discusses English Watercolours exhibition at Walker's Gallery, which includes a 'delightful drawing' by John Sell Cotman/ black and white picture of John Sell Cotman's 'Mont St. Michel'/ press cutting discusses English Watercolours exhibition at Walkers Gallery, with a mention of two of Cotman's works 'Mont St. Michel' and 'Cottage in Sunlight'.
In the small exhibition of early English water-colours, (Walker's Galleries, 118, New Bond Street) there are one or two sketches by Gainsborough and excellent examples of the work of Samuel Prout, J. Varley, J.B. Pyne, and P. Sandby, R.A., among others. There is also a delightful drawing by John Sell Cotman and some excellent work from the brushes of less well-known men, such as Paul Fischer, "North Terrace, Windsor Castle, Berks" (24), and A. Nelson, "Gate of Old House, St Stephen's, Canterbury, 1767" (54), and "Hales Place, near Canterbury, demolished in 1767" (55).
At the same galleries Mrs. Sydney H. Cotton is showing a collection of her flower paintings, and if there is nothing adventurous in her new treatment there is also no difficulty in knowing what the flowers are that she has painted. In all the pictures the grouping is pleasant.
'The Times' July - 1935
Picture of John Sell Cotman's 'Mont St Michel', Normandy - 1818. (16 3/4" x 9 1/2")
No.6 (From the Heseltine Collection; reproduced in "Norfolk and Suffolk Painters," 1914, No.7; exhibited at Whitechapel (St. Jude's), 1889, No.163.
This summery season, apparently, brings to town quite a number of English amateurs of the Early English Watercolourists. To meet this special demand, Walker's Gallery has an excellent general selection, of which may be particularly noted J.S. Cotman's dramatic exaggeration of "Mont St. Michel, Normandy, (1818)," and a smaller "Cottage in Sunlight." There are two small Gainsborough's, a particularly fortunate Paul Sandby, "Lambeth Marsh," an interesting composition of "Crickhowell, Brecknockshire," by Richard Colt Hoare, and a lovely quiet "Boats on the Shore," by R. Dixon.
'Observer' July 14, 1935.