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

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

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

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

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