In the rain (1 of 2) (variation)for @camillavirgil

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

In the rain (1 of 2) (variation)

for @camillavirgil

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gandalf1202: David Cox – Going to the Hayfield [1849] on…

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


David Cox – Going to the Hayfield [1849] on Flickr.

The hayfield was one of Cox’s favourite and most often repeated subjects; the image of the mounted farmer slowly making his way to the distant haymaking seems to have exerted a peculiar spell over the artist. So many versions exist in oil and watercolour that it is almost meaningless to count them, a task in any case made all the more difficult by Cox’s use of the same title to cover all the variations on the theme. Thus, certain identification of Cox’s pictures in exhibition or sales catalogues where dimensions are not given is extremely difficult.

[Philadelphia Museum of Art – Oil on canvas, 71.1 x 91.4 cm]

We are all of us going to a hayfield in one way or another.

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