The Cotman Collection | 28

Cotmania. Vol. VII. 1931-2

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/7
Page: 9 verso

  • Description

    Kitson's diary entries 20 October 1931

    A drawing and two watercolours by Cotman

    Date: 1931

  • Transcription

    drawing on the same day to the Club. It is the finished drawing of my pencil sketch 'Prince Regent's Barge['] No. 74. I took the drawing to Heaton Wallis for a photo.
    Paterson wrote he had a Cotman w[ater]c[olour], ‘unfinished but very fresh’. *I think it is Falaise from the N[orth] suburb, rather dirty, grey sky: probably right but done when J.S.C. was a sick man in 1823. He asked £50. for it.
    [Sketch by Kitson with marginal note]
    No: it is Bungay, Suffolk. See Ex[cursio]ns thro’ Suffolk 1818 – See p. 106, Vol. 2, where there is an engraving from a drawing by J.S.C. at a different angle.
    Colnaghi’s have an upright w[ater]c[olour] ‘Interior of of [sic] Norwich Cathedral – showing the bridge in N[orth] Ambulatory, signed ‘Cotman, 1828/9’. Also from Bellingham Smith’s Coll[ectio]n. (30£)
    Same category as Clausen’s ‘Triforium, Norwich Cath[edra]l’.

Kitson's diary entries 20 October 1931