Inverary Castle

David Cox, 1839 first exhibited

WAG 374

About this object

Cox never went to Scotland. He often used drawings by his son of the region for his Scottish landscapes but this watercolour may have been informed by the engravings of Thomas Barber (active 1818 - 1846). A series of Barber's engravings were published as illustrations in John Preston Neale's (1780 - 1847) 'Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland', in 1823. 'Inverary Castle' is similar in style to them.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    The Castle, Inverary
  • Artist(s)
    David Cox (British: English, born:29 April 1783, died:7 June 1859)
  • Date
    1839 first exhibited
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 18.6 x 26.5 cms.
  • Physical description
    A view of Inverary Castle with deer in the foreground. It is surrounded by a sparse scattering of trees with mountains in the distance.
  • Related people
    Thomas Clarke (Previous owner); David Cox (Artist/maker); J M Naylor (Previous owner); Sampson (Previous owner); Harold E Young (Previous owner); Henry S Young (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 374
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by Henry S Young from the collection of the late Harold E Young in 1931
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery

    Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens

    Author: Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens
    Publisher: Liverpool Letterpress Limited, Member of the Steel House Press
    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery collection

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Henry S Young

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1931
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery in 1931.
  • Harold E Young

    Owned from: 1926
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Thomas Clarke

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1926
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's 29/01/1926, lot 102, bought by Young £8 8s. 0d.
  • Sampson

    Owned from: 1923
    How acquired: Bought at Christie's 19/01/1923 £25 4s. 0d, pat of lot 1162
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • J M Naylor

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1923
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's 19/01/1923 part of lot 1162. Bought by Samspon £25 4s. 0d.

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Inverary Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Argyll.
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location:
  • Inscription text: Duke of Argyle's Seat Inverary J.C under (?) (?) (?)
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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