Llanfair Church, North Wales for A Treatise on Landscape Painting and Effect in Water Colours, David Cox
Graphite and red chalk, roughly 6×16 inches (14x40cm).
Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Yale Center for British Art, which also has a downloadable file.
Victorian watercolorist David Cox gives us a beautiful example of the effective use of linear textures in graphite drawing. His thoughtful study of the stone building and its surrounds is rich with the tonal qualities of a painting.
You can see the titular book on the Internet Archive, in thumbnail page mode here.
Link: Llanfair Church, North Wales, Google Art Project
3 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: David Cox pencil drawing”
Why are the images reversed?
I don’t know. I left it that way because that’s the way it’s presented on the Yale Center site.
Amazing what can be done with the discipline of line only.
Another great find, Charley.
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