• Portrait study of the Artist's son Harry Cope aged six -
    Price on request

    Inscribed lower right: Harry Cope/aged 6/1861 Black and red chalk on grey-blue laid paper Approx. 22.3 by 14.5 cm., 8 ? by 5 ?  in.

    Provenance:

    By descent in the family the artist's greatgranddaughter, Miss M.P. Burt, her sale, Christie's, 6th

    February 1968, lot 35 (part);

    With Sabin Galleries, London;

    Anonymous sale, Christie's South Kensington, 6th December 2012, lot 203

    This rapidly drawn on-the-spot sketch shows the artist's son Harry although in contrast Cope is best known for his historical paintings. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools and was made R.A. in 1848. In 1833 he left for Italy where he spent two years returning in 1845. Like Daniel Maclise, he painted a number of frescoes for the new Houses of Parliament.

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