John Sell Cotman - part 4


John Sell Cotman (1782 – 1842) was an English marine and landscape painter, etcher, illustrator and author, and a leading member of the Norwich School of artists.

For biographical notes on Cotman see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 3 also. This is part 4 of a 6-part post on the works of John Sell Cotman:

1817 La Fontaine de la Crosse, Rouen graphite, pen and ink on paper 34.8 x 25.9 cm © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

1822 Chateau Gaillard etching

1822 Church of Lery, near Pont-de-l'Arche etching 27 x 34.2 cm

1822 Church of the Holy Cross at St. Lo etching 30.5 x 24.1 cm


c1822 View of the Donjon of Chateau Gaillard, near Andelys, Normandy graphite and wash 19.4 x 25.1 cm

1822 Round Tower, Castle of Lillebonne, Normandy graphite and wash 27.3 x 21.9 cm


1823 Dieppe Harbour watercolour 29.6 x 54.2 cm

1823 Domfront, from the Rock of Tertre Grisière graphite, watercolour and body-colour 29.5 x 41.3 cm © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

1823 Alencon, Normandy watercolour 43.2 x 58.4 cm


c1823-24 Dutch Boats off Yarmouth, Prizes during the War oil on panel 43.5 x 63.5 cm


1823-25c View from Yarmouth Bridge, Norfolk, Looking towards Breydon, Just after Sunset oil on millboard 44.5 x 63.4 cm


c1824-28 The Mishap oil on panel 43 x 35.4 cm

c1824-28 Silver Birches oil on canvas 76.2 x 62.7 cm

c1824-28 The Silent Stream, Normandy, France oil on canvas 40.2 x 33.5 cm

c1824-28 The Baggage Wagon oil on panel 43 x 35.2 cm

c1824 An Old Building graphite and wash 19.1 x 27.6 cm


c1825 Errand Boy Asleep in a Church graphite and watercolour 26.4 x 31.4 cm


c1826 The Drop Gate oil on canvas 34.9 x 26 cm


c1827 Coast Scene with a Castle graphite, ink and wash 22.9 x 29.5 cm

1827-37 A Summer Day graphite and watercolour 31.8 x 46.7 cm


c1828-33 Cader Idris  oil on panel 24.4 x 31.6 cm

1828 Mont St. Michel

c1828 Travellers Crossing a Bridge over an Alpine Gorge graphite and gouache on paper 16.5 x 24.1 cm


c1830 Bridge in a Continental Town graphite, watercolour and gouache 39.1 x 56.5 cm

c1830 Blasting St. Vincent's Rock, Clifton graphite, watercolour and gum arabic 34.3 x 57.8 cm

1830s Alder Carr, Norwich  oil on panel 33.5 x 52.2 cm

1830s Byland Abbey, Yorkshire graphite on paper 32.6 x 22 cm © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London


1831 The Shepherd on the Hill

1831 Interior of Crosby Hall, Bishopsgate watercolour


1832 Study of Sea and Gulls


c1834 View Through the Arch of a Bridge graphite on paper © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London


c1837-39 Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Boys Fishing oil on panel 35.1 x 43.3 cm


1838-42 The Meadow oil on canvas 32.7 x 47 cm


c1839-42 Alder Carr, Norwich oil on panel 35.1 x 45.7 cm


1878 A Group of Trees by a Fence graphite and watercolour 25.1 x 19.7 cm


1884 Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk graphite on paper 35.9 x 27.9 cm


Note: From beyond this point I'm afraid I do not have the dates of Cotman's works:

[Attributed] A Galiot in a Gale oil on canvas 109.2 x 138.4 cm

A Castle Tower (Caenarvon Castle) watercolour 27.9 x 19.7 cm

A Starved Greyhound graphite 20.3 x 27 cm

A Man Fishing in a Stream by a Ruined Castle oil on panel 13.5 x 17.5 cm

Barmouth Estuary with Cader Idris, North Wales graphite, watercolour and ink 15.9 x 30.5 cm

An Ancient Castle. A Sketching Society Subject watercolour 22.9 x 34.5 cm


Byland Abbey, Yorkshire graphite and wash 36.2 x 26.4 cm

Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk graphite on paper 30.5 x 22.9 cm

[Attributed] Cows at a Pool, with Wooden Bridge graphite and watercolour 32.8 x 50.3 cm

Doorway and Window of a Church graphite and watercolour 32.7 x 23.8 cm

Castle in a Landscape graphite and wash 17.5 x 28.3 cm

Doorway, Heckingham Church graphite and wash 45.7 x 38.1 cm

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