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David Cox, 1783–1859, British, Pirate's Isle, 1826
- Watercolor with stopping out, and scraping out on moderately thick slightly textured cream wove paper
- Sheet: 30 3/4 x 42 1/2 inches (78.1 x 108 cm)
Inscribed, lower left: "david Cox. 1826"
Signed and dated, lower left: "david Cox. 1826."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- boulders | cliffs | costume | geology | gesture | island | knives (weapons) | literary theme | mountains | pirates | rocks (landforms) | science
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- IIIF Manifest:
David Cox was a stalwart member of the Society of Painters in Water-Colours; he contributed over eight hundred watercolors to its annual exhibitions over forty-eight years. Best known for his images of rural England and Wales, he occasionally tackled historical or literary subjects, imagined in landscape terms. Pirate’s Isle was exhibited at the Society of Painters in Water-Colours in 1826. In the exhibition catalogue, Cox appended the lines from Byron’s The Corsair: “A Sail! a Sail! a promised prize to hope! / Her nation—flag— how speaks the telescope?” Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)
A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]
Sun, Wind, and Rain - The Art of David Cox (Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 2009-01-31 - 2009-05-03) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]
Sun, Wind, and Rain - The Art of David Cox (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-10-16 - 2009-01-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]
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