David Cox junior, watercolour painter, was born on 9 July 1809 at Dulwich, to David and Mary Cox. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy (Cottage in Herefordshire) in 1827. Cox was elected an associate member of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1841 and became a full member in 1845. He resigned in 1846, and was elected an associate of the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1848. Cox exhibited annually almost up to his death, showing some 580 works. David Cox, junior died on 6 December 1885.