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Watercolour - Dieppe Harbour
  • Dieppe Harbour
    Cotman, John Sell, born 1782 - died 1842
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Dieppe Harbour

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (painted)

  • Date:

    1823 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cotman, John Sell, born 1782 - died 1842 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Edith, Lady Powell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 3H

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"

Place of Origin

France (painted)


1823 (painted)


Cotman, John Sell, born 1782 - died 1842 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

J S Cotman / 1823
Signed in the lower left hand corner


Height: 296 mm, Width: 542 mm, Height: 11.1875 in, Width: 21 in, Height: 28.4 cm, Width: 53.3 cm

Object history note

This wtaercolour is a replica, with only slight differences, of no. 3013-1876 in this museum.

Descriptive line

Watercolour depicting Dieppe Harbour by John Sell Cotman (1782-1842). British School, 1823.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Goujard, Lucie, Annette Haudiquet, Caroline Joubert and Diederik Bakhuys, Voyages Pittoresques Normandie, 1820-2009, Milan, Silvana Editoriale, 2009.
pg. 129
Delarue, Bruno Visions romantiques des côtes de la Manche: du Mont Saint-Michel au Pas-de-Calais Yport: Terre en vue, c2011
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




Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Harbour; Views


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