Buildings on a River by John Sell Cotman

A riverside scene showing a cottage, figures and a boat.

Details

Medium:
Oil
Dimensions:
37 x 32 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100 ( Total: £100)
Acquired in:
1905
Vendor:
Mr Paterson

This was the first work by Cotman to enter the Scottish National collections. Cotman exhibited for the last time at the Royal Academy in 1806 and returned to Norwich that winter where he set up a ‘School for Drawing and Design’. During this time he made his first experiments in oil painting rather than his more usual medium of watercolour. In 1810 he was elected vice-president of the Norwich Society of Artists and also exhibited in London at the Associated Artists in Water-Colours and at the British Institution. By this time a number of his exhibited works were almost certainly in oils.

Provenance

G. Holmes,Brooke Hall, Norwich

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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