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190

PROPERTY OF A LADY

David Cox, R.W.S.
LANCASTER SANDS: EVENING; FIGURES RETURNING FROM ULVERSTON MARKET
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
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190

PROPERTY OF A LADY

David Cox, R.W.S.
LANCASTER SANDS: EVENING; FIGURES RETURNING FROM ULVERSTON MARKET
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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David Cox, R.W.S.
BIRMINGHAM 1783 - 1859
LANCASTER SANDS: EVENING; FIGURES RETURNING FROM ULVERSTON MARKET
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour, scratching out, stopping out and gum arabic
597 by 845 mm
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Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 8 June 1999, lot 159;
with Agnew's, London;
where acquired by the late owner

Catalogue Note

Cox first saw the vast expanse of sand which stretches across the head of Morecambe Bay during a visit to Lancaster and Ulverston in July 1834 and he was to return there in both 1835 and 1840. This exposed landscape, on the west coast of England, was to provide him with a subject that, today, is considered to be among his most celebrated.

The present work dates to the mid 1830s and shows the view from the Lancaster shore, looking west towards Ulverston and the mountains of Cumbria. It is the end of the day and with the tide, on this occasion, seemingly of no danger, cattle, horseman and carts can been seen carefully picking their way across the sands. In the foreground, Cox portrays a group of market goers who, having made the journey, are relaxing on the higher ground. The golden evening light only adds to the overriding sense of peace and calm.

 

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