Cotman and St Benet’s Abbey, Norfolk: Part 1

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 in a marshy plain near the junction of the rivers Ant and Bure about ten miles directly ENE of Norwich, but much further by road, … Continue reading Cotman and St Benet’s Abbey, Norfolk: Part 1

Cotman’s Norfolk: #2 Terrington St Clement’s Church, near King’s Lynn

This is the second in my intended series of reports on sites drawn by John Sell Cotman in his native county of Norfolk. A recent mini-tour of sites around King’s Lynn allowed me to take in the ocean-liner sized church of Terrington St Clements, about five miles north of Tilney All Saints, the subject of … Continue reading Cotman’s Norfolk: #2 Terrington St Clement’s Church, near King’s Lynn

Cotman’s Norfolk: #1 Tilney All Saints, near King’s Lynn

This article focuses on the wonderful church of Tilney All Saints in the farmlands of West Norfolk about ten miles from King’s Lynn. This provided him with material for a fine early watercolour now at San Francisco Fine Art Museums, but never before (I believe) reproduced or discussed in the Cotman literature. This is the … Continue reading Cotman’s Norfolk: #1 Tilney All Saints, near King’s Lynn