John Sell Cotman (English, 1782 –1842)

British Naval Battle

John Sell Cotman (English, 1782-1842) “British Naval Battle”

John Sell Cotman was an English marine and landscape painter, etcher, illustrator, author and a leading member of the Norwich school of artists.

Fine large early 19th Century British Naval Battle, possibly an account from the Napoleonic Wars, oil on canvas by John Sell Cotman. Excellent quality large scale battle with the British Navy exchanging canon fire, with smoke bellowing from the hull, pierced sails, broken masts and wreckage’s floating with survivors spectating in the foreground.