The Cotman Collection | 131

The Cotman Letters 1838-1864

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/3/1/5
Page: 131

  • Description

    Letter of John Sell Cotman to James Bulwin, 23 July 1839


  • Transcription

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    for Norwich. I do not expect to leave London, at least, yet.
    The mania of Maguilp is hard on me, and I mainly
    walk about for exercise but shall, after Saturday, take
    trips on the Thames & endeavour to teach Edmund that
    painting is not labour.
    I sincerely hope you are in better health, I am afraid in
    my poverty I must consider you in my debt as far as
    presuming matters, for a drawing, & the {added – three} last lessons.
    My best regards to you & to your Family,
    Yours, my dear Sir,
    Very sincerely
    J. S. Cotman.