Sandcourt Rocks on the River Wye

David Coxpossibly 1820s

National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool
United Kingdom

Cox lived at Hereford from 1814 to 1827, teaching art at local schools and taking private pupils. He did a great deal of sketching outdoors , and there is a chalk drawing of this location at Birmingham City Art Gallery. The rich texture of the watercolour suggests it may have been painted, or at least finished, in the studio. Despite this, 'Sandcourt Rocks on the River Wye', like many of Cox's watercolours, conveys a feeling of the direct experience of nature.


  • Title: Sandcourt Rocks on the River Wye
  • Creator: David Cox
  • Creator Lifespan: 1783/1859
  • Date Created: possibly 1820s
  • Physical Dimensions: 21 cm x 29.6 cm
  • Rights: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith in 1896
  • Medium: Watercolour; Paper

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