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The Vale of Clwyd (1849): 1788

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Current Location: In storage


The Vale of Clwyd (1849)


Painter: Cox, David, the elder




History note: George Briscoe, of Wolverhampton; his sale, Christie's, 12 May 1860 (34), bt. Frederick Timmins; sold by Timmings, 1872; Mariano de Murrieta, by 1873; Messrs Murrieta sale, Christie's, 30 April 1892 (69), bt. Agnew; T.J. Barrett, R.A.; Barrett sale, Christie's, 11 May 1916 (44), bt. Robson

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Young, Arthur W.


Production date: AD 1849

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 7.2 cm Height 115.2 cm Width 164 cm
Canvas Height 90.5 cm Width 142.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: David Cox.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1849
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 'Vale of Clwyd, G. Briscoe Esq.'
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Messrs. Agnew, Old Bond St.
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Guildhall Loan Exhibition, 1897 / The Vale of Clwyd / Lent by T.J. Barratt, Bell-Moor / Upper Heath, Hampstead
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1788
Primary reference Number: 841
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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