Can anyone help me with the value of a painting please?
There were two David Coxes – father and son and I am hoping your painting is by the father and it could be. He was by far the better painter of the two and he did paint “Outskirts of a forest” in 1846 and also “Outskirts of a Wood” in 1843 which does sound similar to yours. He was born at Deritend, Birmingham in 1783 and really was a most eminent landscape painter of the time. He first painted in water colours but started on oils in 1839. He used to wander around Wales for inspiration and I suspect yours is of a Welsh scene. And the value? You need professional help but if it is right it is several thousands of pounds, even more. Email Sothebys or Christies and I suspect they will come running. Well done. There are a few books about him and in particular look out for ‘Memoir of David Cox’ and ‘A Biography of David Cox’ – both of these were published in the late 1800’s and you may find a copy in a good reference library. Later: In the harsh reality of Wednesday morning I advise you to i