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David Cox (1783-1859)

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At his finest as a watercolourist, although he quite often painted in oils on paper, as in the cloud study at the top. His best work has a wonderful freshness. This is the drawing room at Haddon Hall, a Medieval and Tudor mansion in Derbyshire owned by the Duke of Rutland.


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The Great Hall at Haddon Hall.

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Now two studies of foliage, reminiscent of some of Constable's studies of the same subject.

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Just some pots on a shelf.

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A typical lansdcape watercolour, with moist air and clouds racing across the sky. This is Rhyl in North Wales, a favourite holiday resort in Victorian times for people from the industrial cities of the English Midlands. At least they would have been well protected against the weather. Cox often painted in that area.

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Crossing the Sands. I think this must be Morecambe Bay in NW England; at low tide, one could take a short cut across the huge expanse of the sands, but care was needed because there are quicksands and the tide comes in extremely fast. The answer was to follow people who knew what they were doing.

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Good English weather with a very stiff breeze!

Many of these come from the collection of the art gallery at Birmingham (which was Cox's birthplace). There are almost 90 of his pictures online here, by clicking twice one can gain access to good-sized images:
http://www.bmagic.org.uk/browse/maker/David+Cox
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