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John Sell Cotman
CHAPEL IN THE CASTLE AT CAEN, NORMANDY
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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185
John Sell Cotman
CHAPEL IN THE CASTLE AT CAEN, NORMANDY
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Sell Cotman
NORWICH 1782 - 1842 LONDON
CHAPEL IN THE CASTLE AT CAEN, NORMANDY
Grey wash over pencil;
signed lower left: J.S. Cotman. 1819., inscribed lower left: Remains of an Ancient Chapel in the Castle of Caen

Engraved:

for Architectural Antiquities of Normandy, 1822


230 by 339 mm
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Catalogue Note

This previously unrecorded drawing was engraved and included in Cotman’s important publication Architectural Antiquities of Normandy, published in 1822. Cotman made three tours of Normandy, in 1817, 1818 and 1820 and he spent more time in Caen than any other place. In this work, which is conceived in his typical clear light and refined technique, Cotman includes charming details such as four cannons that, with time, have sunken into the earth, and two men, on the right, who can be seen hauling away a heavy piece of masonry.

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