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'Watercolour - Unfinished sketch of tree David Cox' - by David Cox

Painting - Watercolour

David Cox British - 1783 - 1859 24.5 x 35.5 cm 10 x 14 ins Watercolour - Unfinished sketch of tree Provenance: from the sale of effects of Sir George Kinitch. of Whetson, Edgbaston - uncle of Neville Chamberlain Framed Signed Born in Birmingham in 1783, Cox was the son of a blacksmith. He began his artistic career as a scene painter at the Birmingham theatre. In 1804 he went to London where he continued as a theatrical painter, though he sold his sepia drawings to art dealers. In 1808 the young artist set up what was to become a highly successful drawing school at Dulwich. His pupils included Lady Burrell, Lady Sophia Cecil and the Hon Henry Windsor. In 1814 he left London for Herefordshire and continued to take pupils including W Bennett, D H McKewan and his son, also David, born in 1809. In 1841 Cox returned to Birmingham where he lived for the rest of his life. Cox, David (b Birmingham, 29 April 1783; d Harborne, 7 June 1859). English painter. After taking drawing lessons from Joseph Barber (1757/8-1811) in Birmingham, Cox worked briefly as an apprentice to a painter of lockets and snuff-boxes named Fieldler. This was followed about 1800 by a longer period painting scenery for the New Theatre, Birmingham. On the promise of similar employment at Astley's Amphitheatre in Lambeth, Cox travelled to London in 1804, but when this came to nothing he decided to make his name as a watercolour painter. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1805 and from 1809 until its demise in 1812 with the Associated Artists in Water- Colours, of which he became both member and president in 1810. He was elected an Associate of the Society of Painters in Water-Colours in 1812 and within a month had advanced to full membership. He remained a loyal supporter of the Society and a regular contributor to its exhibitions for the rest of his life.


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Width: 355 mm 
Height: 245 mm 

Location: Algarve, Portugal

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