- David Cox 1783–1859
- Watercolour on paper
- Support: 197 x 292 mm
- Bequeathed by Travers Buxton 1945
Cox and De Wint can be said to have advocated a ‘British Impressionism’ in the 1840s and 1850s. By contrast Turner, whose work as a watercolourist was known almost exclusively from his highly finished views, became the forerunner of High Victorian realist and Pre-Raphaelite landscape.
Gallery label, September 2004