Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle



David Cox (1783-1859)
Figures by Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour
18.4 by 26.5cm., 7 ¼ by 10 ¼ in.

Estate of Edith Hall, U.S.A.

Kenilworth Castle, which stands four miles north of Warwick, was a popular subject for Cox, particularly early in his career. An early view, dated to circa 1807, is in Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, an 1830 watercolour is in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight and a late view in Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery (see Scott Wilcox,
Sun, Wind, and Rain - The Art of David Cox, 2008, p.146, no.5 and figs. 94 and 95). The present watercolour dates from the 1830s