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Title

West front, Binham Priory

1818


Artist

John Sell Cotman

England

16 May 1782 - 24 Jul 1842


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’.


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


Artist information

John Sell Cotman

Works in the collection

10


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


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


A.E. Popham, The Print Collector’s Quarterly, ‘The etchings of J.S. Cotman’, pg.262, London, 1922, 262.