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Chimney Sweep Portraits in the Social History Collection

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Explore the portraits in our 'Sweepiana' collection of items relating to chimney sweeps with Leila Prescott.
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.
Kitson Archive volunteers, Karen and Linda.

The ‘Cotmania’ Archive: From Leeds to the Web

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On John Sell Cotman's 235th birthday, volunteer Karen Mackie explores how Cotman's work was obsessively researched by Sydney Kitson, who meticulously recorded his findings in a collection of journals known as 'Cotmania'.

Workshops

2 visitors are looking at a portrait wall in an art gallery. The works on display range from classical to contemporary paintings, many of which are bright in colour.

Virtual Classroom: Art Encounters Live

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Enjoy an interactive visit to Leeds Art Gallery and get-up close to artworks featured in our current displays and exhibitions.