Old Houses at Widmore, Kent

Old Houses at Widmore, Kent



David Cox (1783-1859)
Old Houses at Widmore, Kent

Signed lower left: D. Cox 1810 and inscribed with title on part of old mount
Watercolour over pencil on two sheets of joined paper
33.3 by 26.7cm., 13 by 10 ½ inches

Widmore is one mile east of Bromley in what is now South London. In the early nineteenth century, it was a rural village not far from Cox's home at Dulwich. Cox married in 1808 and moved to Dulwich where his first son David Junior was born in the summer of 1809. In 1814 he moved to Hereford. This early work relates closely in style and subject to the watercolours published by Cox in his `Treatise on Landscape Painting' in 1813