THE first full-scale retrospective of the landscape painter David Cox (1783-1859) for more than 25 years, is being held at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from the new year.

Sun, Wind and Rain: The Art of David Cox, brings together 125 watercolours, drawings and paintings from throughout his career, as well as 40 from the Birmingham gallery’s own collection, which is the largest holding of Cox works in the world.

It features many of the artist’s most celebrated pieces like his late oil Rhyl Sands (1855), the dark and atmospheric The Night Train (1849) and the delightful The Skylark (1849).

Also included are some of Cox’s many paintings and watercolours of the Welsh village of Betws-y-Coed, which he visited every summer from 1844 to 1856.

The exhibition will be held from Wednesday, January 21, to May 3 2009.

For more information, visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s website