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

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 · 4 Comments

In Cotman’s Footsteps through Normandy: #3 Arques la Bataille, near Dieppe

This is the third article in an occasional series exploring Normandy subjects in the Cotman collection at Leeds Art Gallery. In September 2016 I spent the month travelling through Normandy … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

In Cotman’s Footsteps through Normandy: #2 Dieppe Castle and Harbour

This is the second of an occasional series of articles that I will post as I work through Cotman’s Normandy subjects at Leeds Art Gallery. In September 2016 I had … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Cotman’s Footsteps through Normandy: #1 Dieppe, East End of the Church of St Jacques

This is the first of an occasional series of articles that I will post as I work through Cotman’s Normandy subjects at Leeds Art Gallery. I am now in the … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Update: Cotman and Point Lorenzo, Madeira

On 22 February 2015 I posted a SublimeSites.co article on ‘John Sell Cotman: Point Lorenzo, Madeira, 1828’. This followed a trip, earlier that month to see the site of a … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cotman and Turner’s ‘Van Tromp’: A newly identified study of 1832

On 10 May 2015, I posted a short article identifying one of the Cotman sketches at Leeds Art Gallery as a memorandum of a painting by Turner, ‘Helvoetsluis’, exhibited at … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment