Lovely Original 19th Century David Cox Watercolour of a Man on a Bridge with Wagon and Horses


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This is an original watercolour

by David Cox - Bears old labels and inscriptions verso

Label has faded in parts so difficult to read - Landscape with horse and wagon

It's a wonderful example of his work and depicts a man on a bridge with wagon and horses

Signed D Cox in the bottom right hand corner and David Cox on the verso with the original Horner Galleries of Sheffield label too

There are a some very small brown stains /foxing (please refer to photo)

It is an old gilt wood frame, and the decoration to each corner of the frame has broken off over time

The frame measures 50cm x 41cm

David Cox (1783 -1859)

David Cox was born in Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, in 1783 and gained early experience as a theatrical scene painter. He moved to London in 1804 to pursue this career, but gravitated to the form of art for which he is best known. Between 1814 and 1827 he made a living as a drawing master in Hereford, returned to live in London until 1841 and "retired" to Birmingham where he died in 1859...'

'Cox's work was praised by Thackeray in Sketches after English Landscape Painters (1850) and Ruskin wrote in 1857 that "there is not any other landscape which comes near these works of David Cox in simplicity or seriousness". Although Cox's standing in the art world reached its apex in the late 19th century, recent reappraisals of Victorian art have seen Cox rightly restored to his position as one of the finest of all British landscape painters.

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