John Sell Cotman comes in at £20,000 in Nottingham
This watercolour bearing the signature of John Sell Cotman sold for £20,000 at Nottingham auction house Mellors and Kirk. Despite the signature, the auctioneer Nigel Kirk decided that he could not give the painting the full attribution to the artist and instead opted to catalogue it as being in the 'circle of' Cotman.
The Norwich School artist John Sell Cotman’s current price record is £338,500 for one of three watercolours of Walsingham Abbey in Norfolk. Despite this, many of his works sell for significantly less than this, largely depending on condition and size.