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Title

West front, Binham Priory

1818

Artist

John Sell Cotman

England

16 May 1782 – 24 Jul 1842

  • Details

    Date
    1818
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Dimensions
    36.9 x 25.9 cm platemark; 47.4 x 32.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.c., incised plate "J S Cotman F". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    145.2013
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Sell Cotman

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • About

    COTMAN was the most prolific etcher of the Norwich School, completing more than 370 plates of landscape and architectural subjects. Cotman took up etching to further his reputation and gain a wider circulation of his work. His first series, ‘Miscellaneous Etchings’ was published in 1811. Cotman set high store on his graphic work and devoted more and more of his time to it. ‘West front, Binham Priory’ is plate 13 from Cotman’s 1818 collection, the ‘Architectural Antiquities of Norfolk’.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

    Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013.

    Paul Goldman, Sydney South/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift from Paul and Corinna Goldman to Kolenberg 1990

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