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Itinerant musician; a young man playing the violin; dressed in knee breeches with a cloak and soft hat; accompanied by two dogs, one standing on its hind legs; enclosed within framing line
Graphite with light gum wash
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Height: 108 millimetres
Width: 80 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For curatorial comment see 1902,0514.207.
An entertainer playing the violin to a trio of dancing dogs wearing frockcoats, and one a tricorn hat, appears in the foreground of the watercolour of the Abbey gate at Aumale, a work which is full of Cotman’s liveliest invention (M. Rajnai & M. Allthorpe-Guyton,’ John Sell Cotman 1782-1842, Drawings from Normandy in Norwich Castle Museum’, Norfolk Museums Service, 1975, cat. 8).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005 Mar-Jul, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, 'John Sell Cotman: The Reeve Collection', No.76
2012/13, Oct-Jan, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 'Cotman in Normandy'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a volume of 36 sketches mounted by Reeve, who commented, "Most of the above ... sketches were selected from some thousands of others mounted on half impl. sheets by the Artist himself - Purchased at the sale of the Cotman coll. Bazaar Rooms 1862", meaning the sale conducted by Murrell at the Bazaar Rooms, Norwich 26-27.xi.1862
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