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

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

Sublime slumbers has been silent for the past few months, but I have not been idle, nor laid low. Some readers even emailed to enquire after my possible demise. I cannot … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 1 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

John Atkinson Grimshaw: The Fields of Headingley

This article represents a diversion for SublimeSites, away from its usual focus on Turner, Cotman and Ruskin, to an artist who may be less familiar to readers, but is a … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Sell Cotman: Point Lorenzo, Madeira, 1828

REVISED 12 April 2016 (DH) This is the first article to discuss John Sell Cotman. It marks the beginning of a three-year project in which I will catalogue the … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment