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Eye Candy for Today: David Cox pencil drawing

Llanfair Church, North Wales for A Treatise on Landscape Painting and Effect in Water Colours, David Cox, graphite landscape drawing
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.


Comments

3 responses to “Eye Candy for Today: David Cox pencil drawing”

  1. Why are the images reversed?

    1. I don’t know. I left it that way because that’s the way it’s presented on the Yale Center site.

  2. Amazing what can be done with the discipline of line only.
    Another great find, Charley.
    Thank you,

    Bill