Sandcourt Rocks on the River Wye

David Cox, 1820s possibly

WAG 969

About this object

Cox lived at Hereford from 1814 to 1827, teaching art at local schools and taking private pupils. He did a great deal of sketching outdoors , and there is a chalk drawing of this location at Birmingham City Art Gallery. The rich texture of the watercolour suggests it may have been painted, or at least finished, in the studio. Despite this, 'Sandcourt Rocks on the River Wye', like many of Cox's watercolours, conveys a feeling of the direct experience of nature.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Sandcourt Rocks on the River Wye ; On the Wye; Sandcourt Rocks on the Wye
  • Artist(s)
    David Cox (British: English, born:29 April 1783, died:7 June 1859)
  • Date
    1820s possibly
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 21 cm x 29.6 cm
  • Physical description
    View from a shady upland across a sunlit landscape, on the banks of the Wye. In the foreground are two men and a dog.
  • Related people
    David Cox (Artist/maker); James Smith (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 969
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith in 1896
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Explore related

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

  • James Smith

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1896
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: 'On the Wye'
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Mount
  • Inscription text: D Cox
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower left
  • Inscription text: R. Jackson and Sons / Printsellers Slater St. / Liverpool.
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location:
  • Inscription text: 4
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: bottom left corner of the board to which the drawing was stuck
Object view = Fine Art
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