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Cotman, John Sell (1782-1842), an English painter, born at Norwich, and educated at the grammar school there. He came to London, where he made the acquaintance of Turner. In 1807 he was teaching drawing and doing art-work at Norwich. In 1834 be was appointed drawing-master in King's College, London. His water-colour landscapes are gaining in reputation, and some consider him the best of the "Norwich school" of painters.