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Title

Howden church, Yorkshire

1811


Artist

John Sell Cotman

England

16 May 1782 - 24 Jul 1842


About

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.


Details


Date

1811


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Gift of Sir Philip Street 1937


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6483


Artist information

John Sell Cotman

Works in the collection

10


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history