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    Sale 5364

    Christie's Interiors

    2 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 427

    David Cox, Sen., O.W.S. (1783-1859)

    Shakespeare's Cliff, Dover

    Price Realised  

    David Cox, Sen., O.W.S. (1783-1859)
    Shakespeare's Cliff, Dover
    pencil and watercolour with scratching out
    7 3/8 x 10¼ in. (18.8 x 26 cm.)


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    In 1829, Cox and his family took lodgings at Gravesend. Mrs Cox's sister, Mrs Hills, occupied apartments in the same street, and several drawings of Gravesend and the River Thames resulted from this stay. Cox exhibited views of Shakespeare's Cliff at the Old Water Colour Society in 1830 and 1833, nos. 187 and 399. Another watercolour of this subject is in the British Museum.

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    Provenance

    with Leggatt Brothers, London.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 2 April 1996, lot 51, where purchased by the present owner.