• Trowse Bridge on the river Wensum near Norwich -

    watercolour heightened with scratching out and touches of bodycolour
    24 by 33.3cm., 9 1/2 by 13 inches

    Another watercolour by Leman taken from this viewpoint is in the Castle Museum, Norwich

    Harold Day
  • A View on the Greta or the Tees -

    Inscribed Leman on old backboard

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour

    32.2 x 47.7 cm., 12 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches


    This is a copy of a John Sell Cotman watercolour in the Tate Gallery (T08836, formerly Opp? collection) which dates from Cotman?s tour of Yorkshire in 1805. Leman was a second generation Norwich School artist who was much influenced by Cotman and owned a large collection of his work. The existence of this copy suggests that Cotman?s ?View on the Greta or the Tees? is likely to have been in Leman?s collection which was sold at the Exhibition Rooms, Norwich on 23rd April 1863.

  • A Gate by a Wood -

    Watercolour over traces of pencil  

    23 by 35.5 cm., 9 by 14 inches



    With Andrew Wyld, 3 Cork St, London, circa 1980     


    Leman was a talented landscape artist who was a follower of John Sell Cotman in Norwich. He was a member of the Norwich Amateur Club in the 1830s, exhibiting at the Norwich Society and was a friend of many of the later generation of Norwich School artists. The depiction of the gate is reminiscent of Cotman’s `Drop Gate, Duncombe Park’ in the British Museum.

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