Sublime Sites

Explorations in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Ruskin with Professor David Hill

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Welcome to Sublime Sites, the web journal of Professor Emeritus David Hill at the University of Leeds, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. The site was … Continue reading

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John Sell Cotman: A Harbour for the Soul – Postscript

This is a postscript to a three-part article presenting a recently rediscovered watercolour of ‘The Student’ by John Sell Cotman. In that I explored the ways in which that composition … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Sell Cotman: A Harbour for the Soul #3

This is the third instalment of an article presenting a recently rediscovered watercolour of ‘The Student’ by John Sell Cotman. Part 1 described the discovery and identification of the subject. … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Sell Cotman: A Harbour for the Soul #2

This is the second instalment of an article presenting a recently rediscovered watercolour of ‘The Student’ by John Sell Cotman. Part 1 described the discovery and identification of the subject, … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Sell Cotman: A Harbour for the Soul #1

This is the first instalment of an article presenting a recently rediscovered watercolour by John Sell Cotman. This appeared at auction on 9 December 2014 where it was catalogued as … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Turner at Brunnen, Lake Lucerne

2018 brings an especially Sublime sighting. On 30 January, Christie’s, New York offers a superb late Turner watercolour of ‘The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, with a Steamer’. This is … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 5 Comments

Cotman’s Norfolk: #3: St Benet’s Abbey (ii)

This is the second part of an article exploring Cotman’s association with St Benet’s Abbey, Norfolk. In 1811 Cotman committed himself to a major series of etchings of Norfolk antiquarian … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cotman’s Norfolk: #3: St Benet’s Abbey (i)

This is a further instalment in a series that retraces Cotman’s footsteps through his native county of Norfolk. Here we visit the isolated site of St Benet’s Abbey. This stands … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment