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

Cotman, Bloomfield and The Ploughed Field

This article proposes a source for John Sell Cotman’s famous watercolour of ‘The Ploughed Field’ at Leeds City Art Gallery. In the online catalogue of the Cotman collection at Leeds … Continue reading

November 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 · 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

The Leeds Cotman Project: #1: A Study of Turner’s ‘Helvoetsluis’ at the R.A., 1832

I am fortunate to have been appointed to work through the whole collection of over eight hundred drawings by Cotman at Leeds Art Gallery. This will be a three-year project … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment