David (the Elder) Cox

Windsor Castle from the Great Park

1846
Cox was famed for his landscapes in watercolour on paper; both subject and medium were particularly favoured by the British. In the late 1830s he began to devote himself to painting in oil. For Cox, sensitive observation of the world revealed the harmony of Nature and Man: the view, carefully framed by the foreground trees, is dominated by Windsor castle, which appears as much a natural part of the landscape as constructed. Cox was fascinated by the changing skies, and at his most successful in painting the rushing clouds and effects of light which animate the scene.
Title
Windsor Castle from the Great Park
Date
1846
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
47.2 x 73.2 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Gift of F.J. Nettlefold, Nutley, Sussex, England, 1948
Accession number
4918