Volume V contains Kitson’s transcriptions of documents related to John Sell Cotman, including: the auction of the contents of his house in Norwich, 1834; nineteenth- and twentieth-century catalogues of art sales; the diary of the Cholmeley family and the Brandsby Commonplace Book; a list of drawings by Cotman and pupils in the Ashmolean Museum; information on artists contemporary to Cotman, including comparative chronologies of Cotman, Thomas Girtin and Paul Munn; a catalogue of Sir Hickman Bacon’s collection of Cotmans. There are references to contemporary collectors, notably Hickman Bacon and Paul Oppé.
Welcome to the catalogue and archive of John Sell Cotman at Leeds Art Gallery. Cotman is one of Britain’s most important artists and known worldwide for his watercolours and drawings. Leeds has one of the best collections of his wo... read more.