There is a Rapture on the Lonely Shore

WAG 1358


Full title: 'There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrude, By the deep sea, and music in its row' The title of this watercolour is a quotation from the famous narrative poem 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' by Lord Byron (1788 - 1824). The poem was a loosely autobiographical account of a continental tour Byron made between 1809 and 1811. This poem was the inspiration for Cockram's watercolour. Cockram was living near Conway, when this watercolour was made, it is possible that it depicts a view on the north coast of Wales. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1891.