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207

John Sell Cotman

Bristol Ferry

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 9,000 GBP

John Sell Cotman

John Sell Cotman

Bristol Ferry

Bristol Ferry

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,820

GBP

John Sell Cotman

Norwich 1782 - 1842 London

Bristol Ferry


Watercolour over pencil, heightened with white and touches of scratching out, original wash-line mount;

signed, inscribed and dated verso: Bristol. Ferry. / JS Cotman 1802

Although some pigments have faded, the image remains very powerful and intense. The sheet is still attached to Cotman's wash-line mount.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

A. Richards;
with Agnew's, London, by 1983;
where acquired by the present owner

Ed. M. Rajnai, John Sell Cotman, 1982, p. 44, no. 9
London, Agnew's, 1975, no. 65;
London, Agnew's, 1982, no. 83;
London, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1982, no. 9
Cotman's only documented visit to Bristol was in June 1800 where he stayed with the Norton family, before traveling into Wales.

In circa 1808-10, he returned to the subject of this watercolour when he produced an oil entitled Ferry House at Bristol. This work is now in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

1.  M. Rajnai, John Sell Cotman 1782-1842, p. 150, no. 116