John Sell CotmanThe Ramparts, Domfront c.1820

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Artist
John Sell Cotman (1782‑1842)
Title
The Ramparts, Domfront
Date c.1820
MediumInk and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 222 x 321 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
Reference
T00972
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Catalogue entry

John Sell Cotman 1782–1842

T00972 The Ramparts, Domfront c.1820

Inscribed ‘On the Ramparts at Domfront, France,’ b.r.
Ink and wash, 8¾ x 12¿ (22 x 32).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.-C.F. 1929.
Exh: see Atkins T00964.

Cotman visited Domfront on his third tour of Normandy in 1820. Among the various drawings he worked up from sketches made there was a watercolour version of T00972 (collection Sir Hickman Bacon, repr. A P Oppé, The Water-Colour Drawings of John Sell Cotman, 1923, pl. XIV).

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.

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