Watercolor, with touches of gouache, black chalk, and scraping, selectively varnished with gum arabic, on cream wove paper
497 × 760 mm
Restricted gift of Dr. William D. Shorey and the H. Karl and Nancy von Maltitz Endowment
Extended information about this artwork
Frederic Gordon Roe, Cox, The Master: The Life and Art of David Cox (1783-1859), (Leigh-on-Sea, England, 1946), p. 77.
Martha Tedeschi, “Forward,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 18, 2 (1992), pp. 108-111, fig. 3.
Scott Wilcox et al, “Sun, Wind, and Rain: The Art of David Cox,” (New Haven, 2009), pp. 196 and 260, fig. 104.
London, Society of Painters in Watercolours, 1842, no. 33, as "Lancaster."
London, Royal Academy of Arts, "Exhibition of the Works of the Old Masters," 1873, no. 350.
Liverpool Art Club, England, "David Cox Exhibition," 1875, as "Peace and War: Lancaster."
Manchester, England, Royal Institution, "Art Treasures," 1878.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, "The Gaskell Collection: Landscape Paintings by English Masters," 1951.
Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, "The Great Age of British Watercolours, 1750-1880," May 9-July 25, 1993, p. 302, cat. 73, fig. 314, cat. by Andrew Wilton and Anne Lyles.
The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Broad Spectrum: Color on Paper, Past and Present," September 12–October 31, 1999, hors. cat.
The Art Institute of Chicago, "Building a Collection: New Acquisitions and Promised Gifts of British Art," May 1–August 1, 2004, checklist 13.
William Leech; sold, Christie's, London, 1887, Leech sale. Sold by Thomas Agnew and Sons, London, to Stephen G. Holland [notes in curatorial file]. Sold, Christie's, London, June 26, 1908, Holland sale, to Thomas Agnew and Sons [London 1989 auc. cat.]. Sydney Holland, 1924. Frank Gaskell; by descent to his sons, Ernest and Roger Gaskell; sold, Sotheby's, London, November 16, 1989, lot 82, to Thomas Agnew and Sons [notes in the curatorial file]; sold to the Art Institute, 1990.
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