18 November 2004
David Cox, Sen., O.W.S. (1783-1859)
Dudley Castle from West Bromwich, West Midlands
signed 'D Cox' (lower left) inscribed 'Dudley Castle from West Bromwich' (lower edge) further signed and inscribed 'Coloured from Nature/D.Cox' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of bodycolour, fragmentary watermark Strasburg Lily
8 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (21 x 16 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 19 June 1978, lot 136.
with Davis & Long, New York, where purchased for the present collection.
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In the present watercolour Cox depicts a rural scene identifiable by the ruin of Dudley Castle in the far distance. Dudley is perched on Castle hill, deep amid the countryside of Cox's native county, the West Midlands.
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