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PROPERTY OF A LADY

David Cox, R.W.S.
PEAT GATHERERS, NORTH WALES
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF A LADY

David Cox, R.W.S.
PEAT GATHERERS, NORTH WALES
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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David Cox, R.W.S.
BIRMINGHAM 1783 - 1859
PEAT GATHERERS, NORTH WALES

Provenance

Edwin Bullock, Harborne House, Harborne;
his sale, London, Christie's, 21 May 1870, lot 234, bt. Crichton, 90 gns.;
Patrick Payne, Warwickshire, 1966;
sale, London, Christie's, 18 November 1980, lot 154;
from where acquired by the present owner

Exhibited

London, Old Water-colour Society, 1854, no. 304

Literature

N. Neal Solly, Memoir of the Life of David Cox, 1873, pp. 232, 285-6,326

Catalogue Note

This impressive watercolour may be the one referred to in a letter written on the 10th March 1856 'Dear Cox.... I wonder who bought the 'Peat Gatherers', which is the grandest picture I have ever seen by you or any one. How you came to give such a high character to those two women with the black hair I cannot conceive, except that I have often said, you don't draw with your fingers, but with your mind. The landscape is as wild and as true to nature as anything Turner, Poussin, or Salvator ever did.... it made the tears come into my eyes to think that you had done such a good thing.'1

1. N. Solly, Memoir of the Life of David Cox, London 1973, 285-6

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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