A Country Path

Study near Dedham

David Cox (English, 1783–1859)

Catalogue Raisonné

MFA Watercolors p 58


Sheet: 24.6 x 18.1 cm (9 11/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor on gray paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Brown and purple-gray path, on which are two figures, winds between red-purple bushes and green trees towards distant blue-gray trees; blue sky. A late sketch. Formerly called Study near Dedham; but there is nothing in the painting to justify the title, and there is no record of Cox having worked at or near Dedham (Essex).


Coll. Gardner Brewer; bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft, to MFA July 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection