Off Hastings

David Cox,

WAG 1993.22

About this object

Cox was particularly taken with the scenery of Hastings during a trip there in 1812. He compared it with the marine scenes of JMW Turner's (1775 - 1851) printed series the 'Liber Studiorum', particularly in the effects of storm and rain, with fishing boats and figures in their everyday occupation on the coast, and rough seas with the moon rising.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    David Cox (British: English, born:1783-04-29, died:1859-06-07)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 18 cm x 26 cm
  • Physical description
    View looking out to sea with several boats on the water. A large sailing ship can be seen in the background, with smaller vessels in the centre ground. The sky is cloudy and rather stormy.
  • Related people
    David Cox (Artist/maker) ; George Palmer Holt (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 10959
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by George Palmer Holt through the Art Fund in 1990
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • George Palmer Holt

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1990
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: D Cox
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note: ?not contemporary?
    Inscription location: Lower left
  • Inscription text: J Davey & Sons, 44 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AS
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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