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C. W. Cope
Charles West Cope; 1811 – 1890, English Victorian era painter of genre and history scenes, and an etcher, Charles was one of the founder members of the Etching Club, the body of artists which dominated the art of original etching during the early Victorian period. He was a close and lifelong friend of Samuel Palmer, and was the principal instigator in introducing Palmer to the art of etching. He was responsible for painting several frescos in the House of Lords in London.
A rare etching printed for the Etching Club, which has bright and unfaded colouring, printed with black ink, the image measuring approximately 14 cms. x 17 cms. (5½ x 7 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a chine colle applique.
Printed on a medium wove paper sheet size 25 cms. x 36 cms. (9¾ x 14 ins.)
Signed by the artist in the lower plate.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image is very good and the sheet is fair with foxing to the margins.