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COX, David, the Elder (1783 - 1859), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COX, David, the Elder (1783 - 1859), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 29 April 1783, in Birmingham; died 15 June 1859, in Harborne, near Birmingham.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Animals, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

[not available online] [not available online]While still in Birmingham, David Cox the Elder had lessons in drawing from Joseph Barber, was apprenticed to a medallist and then around 1800 worked painting scenery at the city's New Theatre. He

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