Sunday, November 16, 2008

Charles West Cope

[Consolation] 1855
oil on canvas, laid down on panel
1811 - 1890.
Painter of historical, literary and biblical subjects. Also an illustrator and engraver. Studied at Mr Suss's Art School in Bloomsbury and became a student at the RA in 1828. In 1831 he first went to Paris ans studied the Venetian pictures in the Louvre. He exhibited at the RA. In 1833 -5 he travelled in Italy. He was a popular painter and is best known for his small cabinet pictures of mothers and children. He retired in 1883. There was a large sale of his works at Christie's in 1969 sold by one of his grand-daughters.


Anonymous said...

What a sensitive painting!

Hermes said...

This lovely painting could really represent the Victorian view - tiny Tim in oils!