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Antique Original Watercolor, Early 19th Century, Herding Sheep on Old Country Road, by David Cox "The Young Shepherd and his Flock"

Antique Original Watercolor, Early 19th Century, Herding Sheep on Old Country Road, by David Cox "The Young Shepherd and his Flock"

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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David Cox was 17 years old at the turn of the 19th Century. Born in the UK in Deritend, then an industrial suburb of Birmingham in 1783, he was an English landscape painter, one of the most important members of the Birmingham School of landscape artists, and an early precursor of impressionism.

He is considered one of the greatest English landscape painters, and a major figure of the Golden age of English watercolour.

Although most popularly known for his works in watercolour, he also painted over 300 works in oil towards the end of his career, now considered "one of the greatest, but least recognised, achievements of any British painter.
- Wikipedia

I'm struck by the enormity of his output and the unfailing commitment to the rural countryside and the hundreds of life scenes captured away from the cities.

Cox exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1805. His paintings never reached high prices, so he earned his living mainly as a drawing master and working for theatre companies.

His concern with capturing the fleeting nature of weather, atmosphere and light was similar to that of John Constable, but Cox stood apart from the older painter's focus on capturing visual detail, instead employing a high degree of generalisation and a focus on overall effect.

This watercolor displays some of that 'fleeting nature of weather, atmosphere and light' where the light falls onto the lands behind the shepherd boy and the road he's walking on.

There is minor foxing upon the upper right sky that is just visible.

The lovely vintage frame and painting are ready to hang.


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Frame: 20" x 15"
Image: 12" x 9"
David Cox was 17 years old at the turn of the 19th Century. Born in the UK in Deritend, then an industrial suburb of Birmingham in 1783, he was an English landscape painter, one of the most important members of the Birmingham School of landscape artists, and an early precursor of impressionism.

He is considered one of the greatest English landscape painters, and a major figure of the Golden age of English watercolour.

Although most popularly known for his works in watercolour, he also painted over 300 works in oil towards the end of his career, now considered "one of the greatest, but least recognised, achievements of any British painter.
- Wikipedia

I'm struck by the enormity of his output and the unfailing commitment to the rural countryside and the hundreds of life scenes captured away from the cities.

Cox exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1805. His paintings never reached high prices, so he earned his living mainly as a drawing master and working for theatre companies.

His concern with capturing the fleeting nature of weather, atmosphere and light was similar to that of John Constable, but Cox stood apart from the older painter's focus on capturing visual detail, instead employing a high degree of generalisation and a focus on overall effect.

This watercolor displays some of that 'fleeting nature of weather, atmosphere and light' where the light falls onto the lands behind the shepherd boy and the road he's walking on.

There is minor foxing upon the upper right sky that is just visible.

The lovely vintage frame and painting are ready to hang.


Free Shipping to Canada and Continental United States.

Frame: 20" x 15"
Image: 12" x 9"

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Normally, orders will be packed and mailed within 2 business days of receiving payment. Shipping will be to the address provided by the buyer unless otherwise specified through Etsy's 'convo' system. Please check to be sure shipping addresses are updated to ensure that packages are delivered to the right place. Parcel tracking numbers and estimated arrival dates are provided to customers as soon as items are shipped.

I typically use Canada Post First Class Mail.

SHIPPING UPGRADES:
If you are interested in shipping upgrades - including expedited shipping methods like, FedEx Express and FedEx 2Day - please convo me before purchase so the shipping cost can be adjusted accordingly.

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Please be aware your country may charge additional customs fees, duty and/or import taxes, and that those charges are the responsibility of the buyer.

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