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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'.
Etching on Paper of Kirkstall Abbey, with cows drinking water from the lake at the front.

Re-thinking John Sell Cotman

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Project Archivist Jane Speller explores'Re-thinking John Sell Cotman', the major project currently taking place at Leeds Art Gallery.