David Cox

Tour d’Horloge, Rouen


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David Cox 1783–1859
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Support: 343 × 257 mm
Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967

Catalogue entry

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.

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