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Cotmania. Vol. VII. 1931-2

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/7
Page: 3 verso

  • Description

    Kitson's visits to Dunster and Walker's summer exhibition (July 1931)

    Kitson's diary notes regarding his visits to the Luttrell Arms, Dunster (3 July 1931) and to Walker's summer exhibition (6 July 1931). In the latter are works by J. S. Cotman and two of his sons.

    Date: 1931

  • Transcription

    July 3, 1931. Went to Dunster with W & Mrs Legintwood. The fireplace in the Luttrell Arms drawn by Bichon is in a large 1st floor bedroom. The Coat of arms is in the drawing room. The packhorse bridge is down by the Castle Mills. The effigies etc in the Ch[urch] are all there. I came to the conclusion that the drawings were very accurate.

    July 6, 1931. Visited Walker's summer exh[ibitio]n.
    [annotated extract from catalogue; added notes indicated in { }]
    J. J. COTMAN, 1814-1878
    {18 g[uinea]s} 38. On the Yare—1873
    13¼ x 8¼ in.
    {18 g[uinea]s} 39. Norwich from the Yare—1873
    13 x 8¼ in.
    {Walker bought these 2 at Sotheby's 29.4.31, for £4 apiece.}

    J. S. COTMAN, 1782-1842
    {28 g[uinea]s} 40. Mill House (sepia wash)
    11 x 7⅝ in.
    {'554' in pencil, bottom, l[eft].}

    M. E. COTMAN, 1810-1858

    1. Old Houses with passage beneath leading to St. Michael's Churchyard, Norwich
      (from the Bulwer collection)
      5¾ x 8¼ in.
    2. Twyford Church, Norfolk, from the South-West
      (from the Bulwer collection)
      11½ x 7½ in.
    3. Titchwell Church, Norfolk—1838
      (from the Bulwer collection)
      8⅞ x 5⅞ in.
    4. The North Pier, Yarmouth, Norfolk, as it appeared in 1823 (sepia)
      (from the Bulwer collection)
      9⅛ x 5½ in.
    5. Blakeney Church from the Marshes—1840 (sepia)
      (from the Bulwer collection)
      8⅞ x 4⅞ in.
      {No. 40 was a very charming 'drawing copy' drawing.
      All the washes quiet, direct & masterly.}

Kitson's visits to Dunster and Walker's summer exhibition (July 1931)