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Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope (1857-1940), Artist

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 14 portraits
The son of Charles West Cope, a successful history and genre painter. Cope trained at Carey's Art School before moving to the Royal Academy schools. He went on to establish his own portrait practice, exhibiting 288 works at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters between 1876 and 1935. He combined this prolific output with a prestigious roll-call of sitters, ranging from Kings Edward VII, George V and Edward VIII, to Kaiser Willhelm II and the Archbishop of Canterbury. His high-profile works and successful style won him many honours: in 1900 he became a fellow of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters; in 1910 he was elected Royal Academician; and in 1917 he was knighted.

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1509

Sir Isaac Pitman

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, after 1897
NPG 1509

6212

Sir William Vernon Harcourt

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1904
NPG 6212

1892

Sir William Henry Perkin

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1906
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1892

4865

Henry Chaplin, 1st Viscount Chaplin

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1908
NPG 4865

3971

Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1918
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3971

1913

Naval Officers of World War I

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1921
NPG 1913

D42738

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

published by The Autotype Company, after Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
photogravure, published 15 June 1900
NPG D42738

D35329

Sir William Vernon Harcourt

by The Autotype Company, after Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
photogravure, before 1935 (1904)
NPG D35329

D37121

Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford

by The Autotype Company, after Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
collotype, before 1938 (1906)
NPG D37121

D33186

Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston

after Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
photogravure, (1910)
NPG D33186

x100052

Sir John Evans

by Elliott & Fry, after Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
half-plate glass negative, 18 April 1951 (1900)
NPG x100052

D39838

William Rogers

by Richard William Artlett, after Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
photograph, 24 November 1894 (1894)
NPG D39838

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