Cotman, John Sell (1782 - 1842)
An East Anglian Landscape. Pencil. Circa 1818/1819. Provenance: J. S. Maas, June 1970; J. Scupham, Hertfordshire; Andrew Wyld, 2010, Cat. No.22 (where noted that the verso of an old mount was signed 'J. S. Cotman' and inscribed '7646'). 2.75x6.75 inches. Framed: 6x10 inches.

This sheet is similar to the work Cotman was making in 1818-1819 for his Excursions in Norfolk and Excursions in Suffolk. For a comparable albeit more worked-up drawing see 'Holt Heath' in the Yale Center for British Art (B1978.33.1). We are grateful to Tim Wilcox for his help cataloguing this drawing.

This work appears in the Exhibition: BRITISH WORKS ON PAPER 2024