9th Dec, 2020 10:00

Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online

Lot 682


John Sell Cotman (1782-1842)

John Sell Cotman (1782-1842)
A river landscape with an angler and his dog near a bridge
oil on canvas
43 x 35.5cm

Provenance: C Butterwick 1949;
The Hon. Gavin Astor, Hever Castle;
Christie's, London, 12 April 1991, lot 67, where bought by Surgeon Vice Admiral Godfrey Milton-Thompson.

Exhibited: British Council Fine Arts Department, '100 Years of British Painting', Lisbon and Madrid, 1949, no.10;
British Council Fine Arts Department, 'English Landscape', Paris, 1953, no. 6;
Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., 'Loan Exhibition of Oil Paintings by J Crome and JS Cotman', London, 1958, as 'Salmon Spearing'.

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Sold for £14,200

Condition Report

Oil on canvas which has been lined. There is a deformation at the upper right corner but otherwise the canvas is in plane. There is some slightly diagonal wrinkling to the paint layer along the upper edge, but overall it is in a stable condition. In the sky is a network of drying cracks. There are scattered areas of overpaint across the painting, the largest areas being in the lower left quadrant. The overpaint is reasonably well matched to the original. The varnish is yellowed, matte and even with a layer of surface dirt. The frame has a few small chips and losses to the gilding and the sand textured decorative surface is lifting in many areas.



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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, 9th Dec, 2020



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