Etchings of the Norwich School

Etchings of the Norwich School

Although the paintings of the nineteenth-century Norwich School are well known, the etchings of that period have received less attention. The major Norwich School artists, including John Crome and John Sell Cotman, did however devote much of their attention to etchings, and so did a number of less well-known artists, some of whose work is of outstanding quality. This critical review of the work of the etchings of the Norwich School, complete with 60 reproductions of their work, places it in the context both of the other artistic productions of the School and of etching nationally and internationally.

Geoffrey R. Searle is an emeritus professor of British history at the University of East Anglia and a fellow of the British Academy. He is a keen collector of nineteenth-century watercolours, drawings and etchings, and having lived in Norwich for many years, has developed a knowledgeable interest in the Norwich School and particularly in the work of the Cotman family. He is the author of eight books on political history, and of a critical biography of Miles Edmund Cotman, also published by the Lasse Press.

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ISBN 978-0-9568758-9-1
Publication September 2015.
152 pages, 246 x 189 mm.
60 illustrations, bibliography and index.