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Watercolour - Sun, Wind and Rain

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1925P269
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1845 - 1845

Maker Information

Watercolourist:David Cox - View biography for David Cox


The watercolour depicts the often unpredictable character of the English weather. The wind turns over the foliage in the foreground, but it also blows away the rain clouds, allowing the sun to break through. The patch of sunlight on the left draws attention to a train steaming across the horizon. The inclusion of the train and the title of the watercolour make reference to the oil painting 'Rain, Steam and Speed - the Great Western Railway' that Turner exhibited at the Royal Academy in the previous year.

Presented by J Arthur Kenrick Esq, 1925.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:English School
Medium:Watercolour with scratching out, on white, wove paper.


Height:464 mm
Width:604 mm