David Cox Waiting for the Ferry Boat c.1835

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Artist
David Cox 1783–1859
Title
Waiting for the Ferry Boat
Date c.1835
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 197 x 292 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Travers Buxton 1945
Reference
N05617
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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.

September 2004

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