|Artist||John Sell Cotman|
|Published||John Sell Cotman, August 1, 1810.|
|Dimensions||Image and plate 214 x 143 mm, Sheet 222 x 150 mm|
An etching by John Sell Cotman depicting a man standing in an archway, he is turned to the right, with a book under his right arm. The arch is elaborately carved, a wall adjacent and to the left. This print was part of Cotman's first series of prints entitled Etchings intended to be available in parts by subscription published by Boydell, & Colnaghi in London, Todd in York and Whyte in Edinburgh. The subject is the Jacobean doorway at the southern end of the north-east façade of the Abbot's house in the King's Manor, York.
Norwich Etched and Published by/ J S Cotman Aug 1st 1810 inscribed in plate left, obscured by over etching.
John Sell Cotman (1782 – 1842) was an English marine and landscape painter, etcher, illustrator and author. One of the leading lights of the Norwich school of artists Cotman exhibited in the Royal Academy aged just 18.
Popham 4, lacking etched title