a very long ornate gallery space in an old building. The wallpaper is green and there are lots of portraits on the wall.

Behind the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam

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Get to know the history behind the impressive Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam.
The Woodworm installation on display at Leeds Art Gallery

Intervening in the Woodwork Exhibition

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Artist Alana Jelinek writes about the artistic, community intervention into our Woodwork exhibition.
The front of an old fashioned enveloped, addressed to Mr J J Cotman. It has a Norwich postmark on it and is written in very slanted writing.

Letters to John Joseph Cotman

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Discover the fascinating trove of letters from the archive of Sydney Kitson in Leeds Art Gallery.
Subtle neutral wood frame. Inside the frame there is a Cotman's painting of the Refectory of Walsingham Priory in Norfolk. It was painted with oils using a lot of white, brown and blue colours.

Framing a Watercolour

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Explore the different framing trends for watercolour paintings through the John Sell Cotman exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.
John Sell Cotman

John Sell Cotman’s Watercolours: Kitson, Cotman and “Hicky”

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Volunteer Brian Richardson explores Leeds architect Sydney Kitson’s critical eye in assessing the watercolours of John Sell Cotman.
Kitson’s Journal entry from 30 January 1928 that tells us his wife “bought ‘The Arquebusier’ for a silver wedding present”

4000 Miles, 400 Pictures, 1 Year and 1 Man With An Obsession

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Volunteer Linda Bower explores Sydney Kitson's obsession with collecting and documenting the work of artist John Sell Cotman.