Charles West Cope(1811-1890), History painter
Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 25 portraits
Painter of historical, literary and genre subjects; studied in Paris and first exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1833. In 1843 Cope won a prize in the competition to decorate the Houses of Parliament and completed several commissions for the building.
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