John Sell Cotman and me

St Botolph’s Priory, Essex, 1811 etching by John Sell Cotman.

Whenever I’m in Norwich, I visit the Norwich Castle Museum and sit in the John Sell Cotman gallery. The artist’s development is well presented through a series of sketches, prints and paintings. Like his watercolours, the etchings are very precise. It is their mastery of process that is so enjoyable ...

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