Lot 835
  • 835

Attributed to John Sell Cotman

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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • John Sell Cotman
  • Bridge of Pont-y-Pair, Betwys-y-Coed, North Wales
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Harold Vincent Mackintosh, 1st Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (1891-1964), Thickthorne Hall;
Thence by descent until 2010.

Literature

Anonymous,'The Norwich School at Thickthorne Hall, Norfolk, Home of Viscount and Viscountess Mackintosh of Halifax, in Conoisseur, vol. CLIII, London 1963, p. 5, reproduced fig. 3.

Catalogue Note

Cotman travelled to North Wales with the artist Paul Sandby Munn (1773-1845) in 1802. The pair are known to have sketched together, and a watercolour by Munn of this view, almost identical in composition to the present work, was engraved by Samuel Middiman (1750–1831) and published in 1807.
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