barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

DAVID COX (1783-1859)


Gwynedd, 1853

Black chalk and watercolour, on Scotch paper

210 X 372 MM


David Cox often travelled to Wales and frequently portrayed the mountains of North Wales throughout his career.

This rapid watercolour sketch was most likely completed on the spot. Cox increasingly used ‘Scotch paper’, a type of wrapping paper, during his later years. The irregular, rough texture was perfect for this type of scene, which depicts the wild and untamed side of nature.

Gifted 2015 (No. 2015.4)

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