David Cox
Near the Pont d’Arcole, Paris 1829

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David Cox 1783–1859
Near the Pont d’Arcole, Paris
Date 1829
Medium Watercolour and graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 258 x 371 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by J.R. Holliday 1927
Not on display

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Cox sprained an ankle on his visit to Paris in 1829 but, as his biographer Solly recounts, he was 'not to be baffled in his intention of sketching the monuments of Paris; so, with his usual spirit ... he used to drive out in a fiacre, or cab, every day, and making it stop when he came to an interesting subject that took his fancy, he painted away indefatigably for many weeks, seated in the cab, or occasionally in a chair near the Seine or in some other not overcrowded spot'. The Pont d'Arcole links the Ile de la Cité and the right bank of the Seine near the Hotel de Ville.

November 1996

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