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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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Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
bromide print, 1900-1910
NPG x6870


Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
vintage bromide print, 1900-1920
NPG x45414


Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, 1903
NPG Ax25160


Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1930
NPG x166736


Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope

by Unknown photographer
platinum print
NPG x6869


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