• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 328

    David Cox (British, 1783-1859)

    Going to the hayfield

    Estimate

    David Cox (British, 1783-1859)
    Going to the hayfield
    oil on canvas
    23¾ x 47¾ in. (60.4 x 121.3 cm.)


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    This is one of Cox's largest compositions, exceeded in width only by Rhyl Sands of 1854 (Birmingham City Art Gallery). Between 1843 and 1853 Cox painted twelve compositions with this title (although the repeated leitmotif was the central figure group, which was adjusted for each version). The present picture dates from 1852.

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    Provenance

    James Orrock; (his sale), Christie's, 4 June 1904, lot 78, (310 gns. to Permain, as Carting Hay.)
    Sir Joseph Beecham, Bt., Huyton, Lancashire; (his sale), Christie's, 3 May 1917, lot 23, (420 gns. to his son, Henry Beecham).
    Henry Beecham, Lympne Castle, Kent; (his sale), Christie's, 13 March 1925, lot 127, (180 gns. to Vicars)
    with Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, no. 11495.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 July 1992, lot 69, where acquired by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the following provenance for this lot:
    James Orrock; (his sale), Christie's, 4 June 1904, lot 78, (310 gns. to Permain, as Carting Hay.)
    Sir Joseph Beecham, Bt., Huyton, Lancashire; (his sale), Christie's, 3 May 1917, lot 23, (420 gns. to his son, Henry Beecham).
    Henry Beecham, Lympne Castle, Kent; (his sale), Christie's, 13 March 1925, lot 127, (180 gns. to Vicars)
    with Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, no. 11495.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 July 1992, lot 69, where acquired by the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Wolverhampton, Exhibition of Treasures from Private Collectors in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire, 1958, no. 300.
    City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, David Cox Centenary Exhibition, 1959, no. 116.
    City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, David Cox Bicentenary Exhibition, 1983 (ex catalogue).