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David Cox, 1783–1859, British

Crossing Lancaster Sands

Additional Title(s):

On Lancaster Sands, Sunset (Crossing Lancaster Sands)

Watercolor, gouache and graphite and scratching out on moderately thick, slightly textured, white, wove paper, mounted on, moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Mount: 14 5/16 × 20 1/16 inches (36.4 × 51 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 11 7/16 × 17 1/8 inches (29.1 × 43.5 cm), and Sheet: 11 3/16 × 16 7/8 inches (28.4 × 42.9 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center right: "M board | 1/4" FM | outside 19" x 25""

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bay (body of water) | beach | carriage | cart | crossing | horses (animals) | landscape | light | men | mountains | people | sand | sunset | tides | travel | travelers
Associated Places:
Lancaster | Morecambe Bay | Ulverston | United Kingdom
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IIIF Manifest:

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]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Catalogue of the art treasures of the United Kingdom : collected at Manchester in 1857., Bradbury and Evans, London, p. 192, no. 487, N5056 .M35 M25 1857 (YCBA) Also available in Hathitrust [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 2, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA) [YCBA]

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