(1782 - 1842)
John Sell Cotman was active/lived in United Kingdom. John Cotman is known for landscape and seascape painting.
Following his three tours of Normandy, in 1817, 1818, and 1820, Cotman returned to his native Norwich with a renewed enthusiasm for the picturesque Continental townscapes which were so central to the oeuvre of many of his contemporaries. However, Cotman's unique technique of adding flour paste to his watercolour gives his drawings a vibrancy and boldness which sets them apart. The use of saxon green in the shutters of the building to the left dates this drawing to c. 1828-30, the short period during which Cotman used this vibrant colour, often associated with his highly-finished watercolours of Continental subjects.