Letter of Arthur Dixon to John Joseph Cotman, 10 September 1834
Dixon writes to JJC from his pharmacy in Exchange Street in central Norwich with good news of the first day of the sale of Cotman's property by the firm of Spelman [for details, see Cotmania, vol. V, fols 1r-11r]. However, he is concerned that a reserve bid for the copper plates of Cotman's etchings will incur a loss, and he suggests alternative strategies. [See Kitson, The Life of John Sell Cotman, p. 315.] Dixon is disappointed not to have been mentioned in JJC's recent letter to Geldart. Mrs Cotman is better. He urges JJC to write to him. He is not writing this letter at Miles Edmund Cotman's suggestion, but MEC does not object to his writing.