David Cox

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David Cox
(1783–1859)

Welsh Mountain Landscape

Signed and dated in brush and brown watercolor at lower left, David Cox / 18 [illegible]

Watercolor over faint indications in pencil
7 1/8 x 10 7/16 inches (180 x 265 mm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spencer

1979.39
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Cox, who had studied under John Varley in London, made regular trips to North Wales between 1844 and 1856. This view is an excellent example of the artist's control of the watercolor medium. His technique of working wet color into wet expanded the role of watercolor from tinted drawing to painting.