Cope (Royal Academy Exhibition, 1850)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1850 July 1
Genre: art criticism


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Scholarly Commentary


This is a commentary drawn out of the 1 July 1850 issue of The Critic, WMR's review of the Royal Academy's current exhibition. DGR wrote this notice of a picture by the lanscape artist Charles West Cope (1811-1890) principally to contrast it (unfavorably) with the oil painting by Ford Madox Brown, Lear and Cordelia (1849-1854), of which Brown made three versions.

DGR did not know Cope personally.

Printing History

First published as part of WMR's 1 July 1850 notice in The Critic of the Royal Academy's current exhibition. It was later collected by WMR in his edition of 1911.

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