Seapiece - Moonlight

Seapiece - Moonlight



Miles Edmund Cotman (1810-1858)
Seapiece - Moonlight

Signed lower right: M.E. Cotman./1856
Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, stopping out and scratching out
36 by 46 cm., 14 by 18 in.

By descent in the Cotman family until 2023

Norwich Castle Museum, Exhibition of "Norwich School" Pictures, 6th October to 5th November 1927

Like his father, and other members of the Norwich School, Miles believed that studying directly from the natural world was crucial to furthering his artistic prowess. In the present work, Miles's interest in the formation of the waves and the play of clouds and moonlight is evident. Subject-wise this is typical of the work of his father.