- Extended catalogue entry
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
by Charles West Cope
6 3/4 in. x 4 3/8 in. (170 mm x 110 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Signed and dated lower left: RA V-/ CWC. (in monogram)/1862 -
Inscribed bottom right: Old Cooper. RA
This portraitback to top
This drawing, which shows Cooper sketching below the statue of a nude male torso, was executed in the Royal Academy Schools.
Provenanceback to top
The artist; his sale, Christie's, 22 June 1894 (probably lot 27), bought J. P. Heseltine; purchased from Sotheby's, 24 May 1944 (lot 19).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.