DAVID COX, SEN., O.W.S. (BIRMINGHAM 1783-1859)
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DAVID COX, SEN., O.W.S. (BIRMINGHAM 1783-1859)

Calais beach with shrimpers and a dog

Details
DAVID COX, SEN., O.W.S. (BIRMINGHAM 1783-1859)
Calais beach with shrimpers and a dog
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and with scratching out
6 x 8 ¾ in. (15.2 x 22.2 cm.)
Provenance
with Agnew's, London, where purchased for the present collection.
Literature
N. Solly, Memoir of the Life of David Cox, London, 1873, p. 322.
Exhibited
London, Society of Painters in Watercolours, summer 1832, no. 304.
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Lot Essay


This drawing dates from Cox's last trip to the Continent, when he concentrated his time on the three French ports of Calais, Boulogne, and Dieppe. Cox more frequently depicted shrimpers in Wales and the north of England in the latter part of the 1830s and into the 1840s.

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