Harlech Castle

David Cox, 1836

WAG 970

About this object

Cox was in Wales in the autumn of 1836 making drawings to illustrate Thomas Roscoe's (1791 - 1871) 'Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales and South Wales', published in 1836 and 1837. He made 34 drawings for the publication which were engraved by William Radcliffe (1783 - 1855).

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    David Cox (British: English, born:29 April 1783, died:7 June 1859)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 18.8 cm x 26.9 cm
  • Physical description
    Two women travel along a rocky path in the direction of a castle which sits high on a rocky outcrop in the middle distance. The sea is on the left of the composition and mountains beyond.
  • Related people
    David Cox (Artist/maker); Davey and Sons (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 970
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1930
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Previous owners

  • Davey and Sons

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1930
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Harlech Castle, I wish to Exhibit this ........ .......... .......... (?)
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: On reverse; Back
  • Inscription text: David Cox 1836
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
Object view = Fine Art
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