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Landscape with cattle by a pool (1850): PD.10-1950

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Landscape with cattle by a pool (1850)


Cox, David, the elder (Painter)


History note: Edwin Bullock, sold Christie's, 8 May 1887 (35), bt. Agnew; James Orrock, by 1890

Legal notes

Thomas Henry Riches, 1935, with a life-interest to his widow, who died 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.2 cm
Width: 26.7 cm

Relative size of this object

26.7 cm22.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Production date: AD 1850

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood) Material composed of oil paint

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: David Cox
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1850
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: B.A.M. David Cox Exhibition (rest of label destroyed, part of 'Orrock')
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: David Cox Exhibition, Birmingham, 1890
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Messrs. Agnew
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: (older than all the above, which partly cover it, but quite illegible)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: ex Orrock collection
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: (obscured by labels)
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Stencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.10-1950
Primary reference Number: 842
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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