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'watercolour' - by David Cox Snr

Painting - Watercolour

David Cox snr Watercolour in black and white Cottage with a standing figure David Cox snr Watermark JR 1822 22 x 14 cms (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: 220 mm 
Height: 140 mm 

Location: Algarve, Portugal

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