David Cox Jnr ARWS, Watermill Study - Original 19th-century watercolour painting

An original 19th-century watercolour painting, David Cox Jnr ARWS Watermill Study.

A deft and lively sketch in watercolour of a rustic watermill by David Cox Junior ARWS (1809-1885). Combining vivid washes of colour on a rough textured watercolour paper, with the addition of black chalk.

Presented float-mounted within cream wash-line and gilt mount. Accompanied by frame backing board bearing historic dealer's label.

Provenance: Abbott & Holder, 30 Museum Street, London. The Artist's Estate.

In excellent condition.
9cm x 12.5cm.

David Cox Junior ARWS (1809-1885) was taught to paint and draw by his father, David Cox Senior, and modelled his watercolour style on that of the older artist. Born in Dulwich, London, he was educated at Hereford Grammar School, his father having taken up a post teaching at Miss Croucher’s Drawing School there. Cox Junior accompanied his father on many sketching tours, including the visit to Belgium and Holland in 1826. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1827 and went on to be elected an associate of the New Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1841, gaining full membership in 1845, but resigning the following year. In 1848 he became an associate of the Old Water-Colour Society.

David Cox Junior thrived as a teacher in London, initially helping his father, until in 1841, when Cox Senior moved away from London, he took over the teaching business. Like his father, he drew much inspiration from the landscapes of North Wales, but he also travelled further afield than his father ever did - taking in subjects in Scotland, the Lake District, the Home Counties, Devon and on the Continent, in France, Switzerland and Italy. His palette was somewhat brighter than his father’s, and he made a number of paintings of local colour, including the Norwood Gypsies in London.

His work can be found in the collections of the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Ashmolean, amongst others.

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Product code: JN-615

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