The Manor House, York

The Manor House, York, 1810 Line etching, image size [irregular] 210 x 137 mm on plate 217 x 145 mm, printed in black ink on [DH impression in Murphy volume, see below] heavyweight, soft, wove paper, 475 x 340 mm Inscribed on the plate lower left (partly obscured by being etched over) ; 'Norwich Etched … Continue reading The Manor House, York

Duncombe Park, Yorkshire

Duncombe Park, Yorkshire 1810 Line etching, image size [irregular] 210 x 137 mm on plate 217 x 145 mm, printed [1811 edition] in black ink on heavyweight, soft, wove paper, 475 x 340 mm Inscribed lower right, on plate "J S Cotman Del et Sc/ Novr 19th 1810' (partly obscured by overworking in all but … Continue reading Duncombe Park, Yorkshire

Cotman, Bloomfield and The Ploughed Field

This article proposes a source for John Sell Cotman’s famous watercolour of ‘The Ploughed Field’ at Leeds Art Gallery. In the online catalogue of the Cotman collection at Leeds http://www.cotmania.org, I describe the watercolour as ‘the exemplar of his turn towards reticence and understatement… the supreme exercise in undemonstrative refinement and subtlety of its time’. … Continue reading Cotman, Bloomfield and The Ploughed Field