David Cox

Near the Pont d’Arcole, Paris


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David Cox 1783–1859
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Support: 258 × 371 mm
Bequeathed by J.R. Holliday 1927

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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.

Gallery label, November 1996

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