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Auction: Printed Books, Maps & Autographs
was auctioned on: 11 December 2019
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Warwickshire. Illuminated presentation album, containing watercolours of landmarks & views, 1904

Estimate: £400 - £600
ca. US$525 - US$788
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 178, Views: 31

Warwickshire. An illuminated presentation album, containing watercolours of Warwickshire landmarks & views by Herbert Edward Cox, October 1904, presented to F.G. Green Esq. H.M.I. on his retirement as an inspector of schools from local teachers' associations October 1904, comprising 2 leaves of thick board with presentation title and address signed by association members, and 18 watercolours by H.E. Cox of Warwickshire landmarks & views, each window mounted on 8 thick board leaves (including circular, oval and rectangle portrait & landscape formats, mounted back-to-back), views include Coventry, St. Michael's Spire, St Mary's Hall, Ford's Hospital, Royal Pump Room, Henwood Mill, Griff House, Solihull Church, Coton Church, Warwick Castle, Leamington Bridge, Adelaide Bridge, Guy's Cliffe, Kenilworth Castle, Leicester's Hospital, Stratford-on-Avon Church, Shakespeare's Birthplace, and Ann Hathaway's Cottage, each signed by the artist and dated 1904, dimensions vary from approximately 15 x 11 cm to 9 x 10.5 cm, occasional light finger-soiling to margins and few marks, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers with black calf leather hinges, contemporary black calf, upper board with five roundels containing watercolour armorials of Warwickshire, Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon, neatly rebacked, extremities rubbed, covers slightly scuffed, oblong folio, leaf size 24.7 x 37.6 cm (Qty: 1) Herbert Edward Cox (1870-1941) was born in Coventry, the fifth of seven children born to James and Sarah Cox. He attended the Grammar School, and after the death of his father in 1887 he trained to paint at the Municipal School of Art in Coventry, becoming a designer and draughtsman. The family moved in 1901 to Eastbourne, where his mother kept a lodging house and he took up textile design. Herbert returned to the Midlands after marrying fellow Coventrian, Margaret Shilton, a secondary school teacher, in Yorkshire. He taught painting at the Coventry Technical Institute and became recognised locally as an accomplished artist, recording street scenes of pre-war Coventry and many surrounding villages and towns.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Printed Books, Maps & Autographs
Date of the auction: 11 Dec 2019
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
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