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Charles West Cope RA, A woman in profile with three children

A woman in profile with three children, 1867

Charles West Cope RA (1811 - 1890)

RA Collection: Art

This work comes from one of sixteen volumes of Royal Academy Annual Exhibition catalogues that were collected and extra-illustrated by the lawyer and antiquarian Edward Basil Jupp F.S.A. (1812 - 1877). The catalogues span the period from the first annual exhibition in 1769 up to 1875. Jupp added drawings, prints, letters and autographs by, or referring to, Academicians and other exhibitors at the Academy's annual exhibition.

E.B. Jupp was a solicitor who married Eliza Kay, daughter of the architect William Porden Kay. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a clerk of the Carpenters' Company, of which he published a history. Jupp amassed a large collection of paintings by British and Dutch artists, drawings, prints, books and porcelain most of which was sold after his death, at Christie's in February 1878.

Many of the drawings in Jupp's Royal Academy extra-illustrated volumes were bought from art sales during the 1860s. He was also acquainted with a number of contemporary artists and several drawings in the later volumes (along with many of the letters and autographs) were sent from the artists themselves.

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Object details

Artist/designer
Charles West Cope RA (1811 - 1890)
Date
1867
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Grey/green wove paper
Dimensions

228 mm x 145 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/6963
Acquisition
Given by Leverhulme Trust 1936

recto

Title
A woman in profile with three children
Medium
Black and white chalk

verso

Title
A seated man wearing long robes
Medium
Black chalk
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