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Miles Edmund Cotman

Miles Edmund Cotman was born on 5 February 1810, the son of the artist John Sell Cotman and Ann Miles. Taught to paint by his father, he first exhibited with the Norwich Society at the age of thirteen, and by the time of the society’s closure in 1833 had shown sixty works.

When his father left to take up a post teaching at King’s College School in London, Cotman took over his practice as a drawing-master in Norwich. When the family home in St Martin’s Plain in Norwich sold, he moved to London to assist his father, while…

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