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David Cox 1783–1859
T00977 Tour d’Horloge, Rouen 1829
Remains of an inscription, bottom centre.
Watercolour and pencil, 13½ x 10¿ (34.5 x 25.7).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell 1917; entrusted by him to the N.A.-C.F. 1929.
Exh: British Art, R.A., 1934 (875; Commemorative Catalogue, 1935, no. 827); see also under Atkins T00964.
Lit: Martin Hardie, Water-colour Painting in Britain, II, 1967, repr. pl. 187.
Almost certainly made during Cox’s visit to France in 1829. He returned to France for a short while in 1832 but appears to have confined himself to the Channel ports. His only other visit was a brief stay in Calais on his way to Belgium in 1826.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.