Howden church, Yorkshire
John Sell Cotman
16 May 1782 - 24 Jul 1842
Cotman took up etching after his return to Norwich in a deliberate effort to enhance his reputation and gain a wider circulation for his work. His plates were aimed mainly at the growing fashion for antiquarian topography. The etching is from his first series of prints, ‘Miscellaneous Etchings’ published in 1811. The set consists of 26 plates of Yorkshire and Norfolk scenery.
38.1 x 27.6 cm platemark; 44.0 x 33.2 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., [incised plate] "...1811... JS Cotman". Signed l.r., [incised plate] "...JS Cotman".
Gift of Sir Philip Street 1937
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009