14 July 1998
John Sell Cotman (1782-1842)
A gateway to a churchyard
with signature and date 'J. S. Cotman 1800' (lower left)
pencil and grey wash
5.1/8 x 8 in. (13 x 21 cm.)
Anon. sale, Christie's London, 7 March 1972, lot 28 (90 gns.).
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