David Cox “The Younger” (British 1809-1885)
Artist: David Cox “The Younger” (British 1809-1885) Signed & Dated 1839
Title: Moving the flock
Medium: Oil on canvas
Image Size: x cm
Framed Size: x cm
David Cox “The Younger” was born on 9th July 1809. Named the younger distinguishing him from his father David Cox, who is recognised as one of Englands foremost landscape watercolour painters.
Cox was born in Dulwich, South London and educated at Hereford Grammar School. Taught to paint and draw by his father, Cox used a brighter colour palette which can be seen especially his use of intense blues. As well as working around London, where made several paintings of the Norwood Gypsies and other local colour, his landscapes included Wales, Scotland, the Lake District, Devon, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Cox exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1827. At the New Society of Painters in Watercolours from 1841. Then finally at the Society of Painters in Watercolours from 1848, where he would eventually exhibit 580 works.