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Norwich School of Art

The Norwich School was founded in 1803 by John Crome and John Sell Cotman. The only school in England that was specific to a geographic area and had internal cohesion, Crone and Cotman established the school "for the purpose of an Enquiry into the Rise, Progress, and present state of Painting, Architecture, and Sculpture, with a view to point out the Best Methods of study to attain to Greater Perfection...". The members of the school were landscape painters and held exhibitions from about 1805 until 1840.

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