The Cotman Collection | 3

Cotmania. Vol. V. 1929-30

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

  • Description

    Sale of Cotman's property, 1834

    Spelman sale of Cotman's property, Norwich, 10-12 September 1834, Day 1, introduction and lot 6

    Date: 1929-30

  • Transcription

    The printed catalogue of the 3 days’ sale at Norwich by W[alter] Spelman is preserved in the office of Mr Spelman (grandson of W.S) at Norwich, with the names of the purchasers & the prices attached. It is a small 8vo volume. Seen by me, July 4, 1928.
    See J. Reeve’s introduction to the Catalogue of the Cotman Exh[ibitio]n at Norwich, 1988, p. 18.

    “The extensive & valuable collection of rare & fine Engravings & Etchings, a few Paintings & Drawings, Library of Books, Books of Prints, a Collection of Ancient Armour, Foreign & Miscellaneous Curiosities, Carvings, Models, Plaster Casts, Copper Plates, and a few remaining articles of Household Furniture, [the property (crossed out)] at the Residence of John Sell Cotman Esq. St Martin’s Palace Plain, Norwich, who is leaving the City.”
    First Day’s Sale. Sept 10. 1834.
    Etchings & Engravings by various Artists.
    Lot 6. 15 Engravings & Etchings (sea views) by Van Gowen [sic], Backhuysen, Vandevelde, Vander Capella. (no lot)

    [in pencil] Vol 5 6989

Sale of Cotman's property, 1834