Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Charles West Cope (1811-1890), History painter
‘He retained the vigour of his intellectual powers, his keenness of observation, and his humour till the end.’ 
The National Portrait Gallery owns a collection of portrait sketches by Cope, mainly of older contemporaries (see NPG Portrait Set ‘Drawings of artists by Charles West Cope, circa 1862’), together with an oil sketch of J.M.W. Turner (NPG 2943).
Dr Jan Marsh
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Referencesback to topCope 1891
Cope, C.H., Reminiscences of Charles West Cope RA, London, 1891.
Furniss, H., Royal Academy Antics, London, 1890.
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Lambourne & Hamilton 1980
Lambourne, L., and J. Hamilton, comp., British Watercolours in the Victoria and Albert Museum: An Illustrated Summary of the National Collection, London, 1980.
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McMaster, J., ‘That Mighty Art of Black-and-White: Linley Sambourne, Punch and the Royal Academy’, British Art Journal, Autumn 2008, pp.62–76.
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Ormond, L., Linley Sambourne: Illustrator and Punch Cartoonist, London, 2010.
Robertson, D., ‘Cope, Charles West (1811–1890)’, ODNB, Oxford, 2004.
Victoria and Albert 1927
Catalogue of Water Colour Paintings by British Artists and Foreigners Working in Great Britain, rev. ed., London, 1927.