Sublime Sites

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

John Sell Cotman: A Harbour for the Soul #3

This is the third 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 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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 … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · Leave a comment