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John Robert Cozens, 1752–1797

The Banks of the Avon at Hotwells

ca. 1773
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and black ink on thin, smooth, cream laid paper, mounted on medium, rough, beige wove paper
Sheet: 6 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches (15.9 x 26.7 cm), Mount: 6 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches (16.2 x 27 cm)

Inscribed in artist's hand in pen and black ink upper left: "1 Reflection of ye L: mist | 2 all in mist - | 3 pearly- | 4 mist - | 5 Green - L right | 6 grayish | 7 B: green"; in pen and black ink upper center: "all ye Trees in a warm Mist & all Tender green nothing light | on ye Distant Trees Accept No. 2"; Inscribed on back in pen and brown ink upper right: "Bristol Hot Well (crossed out) | Boar House Matlock"; in graphite lower right: "IR 337/2"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
banks | Grand Tour | houses | landscape | river | trees
Associated Places:
Avon | England
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IIIF Manifest:

Alexander and J. R. Cozens (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1987-01-30 - 1987-03-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Kim Sloan, Alexander and John Robert Cozens, the poetry of landscape , Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1986, pp. 93-95, pl. 111, NJ18 C83 S56 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, The Art of Alexander and John Robert Cozens, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 10, 38, no. 84, pl. 32, NJ18 C83 W55 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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