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Title:

Sketchbook

Maker:

Cotman, John Sell; draughtsman; follower of; British artist, 1782-1842

Category:

sketchbook

School/Style:

British

Description:

24 ff.

Production
Note:

Examined by Sydney Kitson, 2 September 1935, who pronounced unhesitatingly it not to be by Cotman, except perhaps fo a few isolated sketches.

Dimension(s):

height, leaf size, 133, mm
width, leaf size, 184, mm

Acquisition:

given; 1933-02; Walker, Augustus

Provenance:

In 1906 owned by Sir Alexander Carmichael Bruce (1851-1927) of London

Inscription(s):

; inside front cover; graphite; 1-4-9; and various scribbles
; pasted (?) to folio 1; black-brown ink MS letter; 2 September, 1935. / Mr. Sydney D. Kitson examined this sketch / -book, & unhesitatingly pronounced it not to be / Cotman's work, save in two instances. On / p. 28 he considers all the drawings to be by / Cotman's own hand, & on p. 35 the little group / of two figures in the top left-hand corner, in / both instances no doubt sketches done in / instructing a pupil.; The above date is underlined in ink. Sheet is blind stamped on the left with the Museum crest and on right with 'FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM, / CAMBRIDGE.'
; paste beneath the above, to folio 1; black ink; Friday 10th 06. / Sir Alexander C. Bruce / Dear Sir / We are returning you / herewith the sketch book / which we find is undoubtedly / by J.S. Cotman. That is the opinion of F O(?) & / he considers some of the drawings / very fine. (3 lines deleted with black ink) / to oblige / Yours very faithfully / C.J. Pursey; on headed notepaper of C.J. Pursey & Co. / 33 LEICESTER SQUARE, / LONDON W.C.

Exhibition(s):

(Fitzwilliam Museum, 1975). 1975
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Notes: In Octagon Room.

Parts(s):

1080.f.1; Foliage study
1080.f.2; Study of buildings in a wooded landscape
1080.f.3; Study of a building in foreground with trees behind
1080.f.4; Study of mountainous landscape with a river in foreground
1080.f.5; Study of a large tree
1080.f.6; Study of buildings, surrounded by trees
1080.f.7; Study of a large barn-like(?) building; The backs of two figures, one seated, one standing
1080.f.8; Three studies of figures
1080.f.9; Studies of sailing craft on beach, with two figures
1080.f.10; Studies of sailing craft on beach
1080.f.11; Study of a sailing craft on beach
1080.f.12; Study of sailing craft in water
1080.f.13; Study of sailing craft in water, with a figure
1080.f.14; Two sailing craft with figures
1080.f.15; Two sailing craft with figures
1080.f.16; Two sailing craft with figures
1080.f.17; Sketch of various boats, from the shore
1080.f.18; Study of a large kiln (?); Pair of figures, one with a shovel
1080.f.19; Study of a large kiln (?)
1080.f.21; Shore scene, with buildings in the distance
1080.f.22; Study of a beached ship on a bend in a river, with building and figures in a dingy
1080.f.23; Study of farm buildings (?)
1080.f.24; Boats and a bridge
1080.inside back cover; Moored boats

Accession:

Object Number: 1080
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 14975; input: 2000-10-30; modified: 2000-10-30)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/14975