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Cotmania. Vol. V. 1929-30

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/5
Page: 74 recto

  • Description

    Comparative chronology of Girtin and Cotman

    Cotman, 1800

    Date: 1929-30

  • Transcription

    J. S. Cotman
    in June received the [gold, crossed out] silver palette of the Society of Arts.
    Early w[ater]c[olour] of St Mary Redcliffe (T. Girtin) [added in pencil] at Brit[ish] Mus[eum]
    House at Bristol - s[oft] g[round] etching.
    Old Houses at Bristol - late w[ater]c[olour] (Lewis Fry)
    Mon. 'Caldicot Castle with Part of Chepstow Bridge. July 1, 1800.'
    & 3 similar pencil sketches of Chepstow Castle (S.D.K.)
    Herefordshire. 2 pencil sketches Goodrich Castle July 4, 1800. (S.D.K.)
    Tintern w[ater]c[olour] unsigned undated. Early. Sir H. Bacon.
    Monnow Bridge. s[oft] g[round] etching.
    " s[oft] g[round] etching.
    " ([in pencil] Llanthony Abbey signed & dated 1801. Tate Ex[hibitio]n No. 189.
    ('Llanthony Abbey' ex[hibite]d R[oyal] A[cademy]. 1801 - s[oft] g[round] etching.
    'Brecknock.' ex[hibite]d R[oyal] A[cademy] 1801 - (Sir H. Bacon)
    [Pembrokeshire crossed out] Brecon Bridge, sepia. (S.D.K.)
    Pembrokeshire. Pencil sketch in B[ritish] M[useum] - 'July 18, 1800' - called 'Dunstanburgh' in catalogue. ?
    Cardiganshire. s[oft] g[round] etching. [added in pencil] (Aberystwyth. C.R.P.)
    d[itt]o. d[itt]o.
    [in pencil] Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth * early drawing (Tate Ex[hibitio]n 1922, 206)
    N. Wales. Barmouth Sands (ex[hibite]d R[oyal] A[cademy] 1804)
    A Study of trees & rocks, in strong pencil 'July 28, 1800.'
    'A grindstone near Harlech' ex[hibite]d R[oyal] A[cademy] 1802 - 3 s[oft] g[round] etchings.
    Tan-y-Bwlch - s[oft] g[round] etching
    An early w[ater]c[olour] of Harlech Castle.
    [in pencil] Pont Aberglaslyn - 1801 (S.D.K.)
    Near Beddgelert, Aug 5, 1800 - (pencil sketch, S.D.K.)
    (the bottom right portion of Girtin's Beddg[el]ert) [an arrow links Girtin's watercolour on the opposite page to this entry]
    Beddgelert Bridge - w[ater]c[olour] (Leeds Art Gallery)
    s[oft] g[round] etching of Carnarvon Castle from same p[oin]t of view as Girtin's w[ater]c[olour].
    'Carnarvon' - w[ater]c[olour] (The Misses Bulwer)
    'Carnarvon' - w[ater]c[olour] (P. Oppé)

Comparative chronology of Girtin and Cotman