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John Cotman
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Born in Norwich, Norfolk
Born on 16th of May 1782
Died on 24th of July 1842

Born 1782. Died 1842 - English landscape artist.

Leading member of the “Norwich School”. Drawing master of King’s College, London. Best known for his Chirk Aqueduct and Greta Bridge (1805), now in the British Museum.

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