Dieppe Harbour

Watercolour
1823 (painted)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Watercolour of Dieppe Harbour from the vantage point of the headland so the whole cresent of buildings on the harbour front are depicted. There are families and other groups of people seated in circles in the foreground and others admiring the view. Signed and dated, "J.S: Cotman 1823"


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour depicting Dieppe Harbour by John Sell Cotman (1782-1842). British School, 1823.

Physical Description
Watercolour of Dieppe Harbour from the vantage point of the headland so the whole cresent of buildings on the harbour front are depicted. There are families and other groups of people seated in circles in the foreground and others admiring the view. Signed and dated, "J.S: Cotman 1823"
Dimensions
  • Height: 296mm
  • Width: 542mm
  • Height: 11.1875in
  • Width: 21in
  • Height: 28.4cm
  • Width: 53.3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
J S Cotman / 1823 (Signed in the lower left hand corner)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Edith, Lady Powell
Object history
This wtaercolour is a replica, with only slight differences, of no. 3013-1876 in this museum.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Goujard, Lucie, Annette Haudiquet, Caroline Joubert and Diederik Bakhuys, Voyages Pittoresques Normandie, 1820-2009, Milan, Silvana Editoriale, 2009.
  • Delarue, Bruno Visions romantiques des côtes de la Manche: du Mont Saint-Michel au Pas-de-Calais Yport: Terre en vue, c2011pg. 129
  • Timothy Wilcox, Cotman in Normandy, London: Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-898519-30-0
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935
Collection
Accession Number
P.26-1934

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record createdOctober 31, 2002
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