DAVID COX (1783-1859)

DAVID COX (1783-1859)

Code: 2425


W: 58cm (22.8")H: 46cm (18.1")

David Cox OWS (English, 1783-1859)

'' Harvest Time ''

Watercolour on paper

23 x 18 in (58 x 46 cm) framed approx

Provenance: Frost & Reed, New Bond Street, London


Fine mid 19th century watercolour by David Cox Senior. Excellent quality and condition landscape with figures bringing in the harvest on a cloudy day. Signed and dated 1847 lower left. Framed and glazed. Frost & Reed dealership label verso.


Ready to hang.

Artist information:

David Cox (29 April 1783 – 7 June 1859) was an English landscape painter, one of the most important members of the Birmingham School of landscape artists and an early precursor of Impressionism.

He is considered one of the greatest English landscape painters, and a major figure of the Golden age of English watercolour.

Although most popularly known for his works in watercolour, he also painted over 300 works in oil towards the end of his career, now considered "one of the greatest, but least recognised, achievements of any British painter."

Cox exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1805. In 1810 he was elected President of the Associated Artists in Water Colour. In 1812, following the demise of the Associated Artists, he was elected an Associate of the Society of Painters in Water Colour (Old Water Colour Society). He was elected a Member of the Society in 1813, and exhibited there every year except 1815 and 1817, until his death.

His son, known as David Cox the Younger (1809-1885), was also a successful artist.