The Machard Tower, Caen

The Machard Tower, Caen



John Sell Cotman (1782-1842)
The Machard Tower or Tour au Massacre, Caen

Signed lower right: J.S. Cotman Sk.d July 19/'17
Brown wash and pencil
23.4 by 19.7 cm., 9 1/4 by 7 3/4 in.

This dates from Cotman's first tour of Normandy from June to August 1817. He was in Caen from 17th to 28th July and this sketch dates from 19th July. His diary for the day records `it rains.'