Kitson's index cards for his collection of art works by John Sell Cotman.
Maroon card index box (5 bundles of cards), titled, ‘J.S. Cotman. Dates. 1782-1811’. Index cards are written in Kitson’s hand. The cards span the period 16 May 1782 to 20 December 1813, and detail significant John Sell Cotman (and family) events. Each card represents a specific year. Events encompass both Cotman’s artistic and private lives. Where Cotman paintings are mentioned, Kitson references the collection in which they are held. Where he references Cotman works in his own collection he gives the catalogue number. The index card series continues, unboxed from 1814 to January 26 1851. Card details as above.
Unboxed (2 bundles), written in Kitson’s hand. The cards detail individual works by Cotman – including, title/description/and other notes, date, measurements, and collection in which the work is held (including Kitson’s own). The cards are numbered (but are not sequential), starting with 23 and ending with 4131.