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Creator:
John Sell Cotman, 1782–1842, British
Title:

Caverns Excavated in the Rock within the Castle of Chateau Gaillard, near Andelys, Normandy

Date:
1822
Medium:
Graphite and brown wash on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/8 x 15 inches (20.6 x 38.1 cm) and Contemporary drawn border: 12 1/4 x 17 7/8 inches (31.1 x 45.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper left: "38"; in graphite, lower left: "Skd. July 24th 1818. Drawn 1822 J S Cotman"; in graphite, lower left: "Caverns excavated in the Rock within the Castle of Chateau Gaillard, near Andelys"

Collector's mark: RIBA blind embossed stamp

Signed and dated in graphite, lower left: "Skd. July 24th 1818. Drawn 1822 J S Cotman"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.550
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | castle | caverns | château
Associated Places:
Andelys, les | France | Normandy
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8555
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Timothy Wilcox, Cotman in Normandy, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 2012, pp. 72-73, no. 25, NJ18.C81 W55 2012 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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