John Sell Cotman Seashore with Boats c.1808

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Artist
John Sell Cotman 1782–1842
Title
Seashore with Boats
Date c.1808
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 283 x 410 mm
frame: 550 x 677 x 92 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1935
Reference
N04785
Not on display

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Cotman's comparatively few works in oil reveal the same instinct for subtle pattern-making that characterises his more substantial output as a watercolourist and printmaker. The scene here is possibly Cromer beach. Anne Miles, whom Cotman married in 1809, lived two miles away from Cromer and Cotman exhibited four Cromer subjects between 1808 and 1810.

August 2004

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