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Watercolour - The Birmingham Horse Fair

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1909P55
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1841 - 1849

Maker Information

Artist:David Cox - View biography for David Cox


Cox was the most famous Birmingham artist of the mid-nineteenth century, with a national reputation for his lively landscape paintings. He also painted urban architecture, in this watercolour he concentrates on the busy horse market, the buildings are hinted at in the background.
This is one of a large number of his watercolours held in the collection of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Bequeathed by John Palmer Phillips, 1909.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Watercolour & bodycolour on rough Scotch paper.

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Height:187 mm
Width:296 mm