Etching on india with large margins, platemark 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼").
A woman sitting at a desk with open bible, with painting of the Virgin and Child on the wall. Etching by history painter Charles West Cope (1811-90). From 'Etched Thoughts of the Etching Club', of which Cope was a founding member, and illustrative of a poem by Joseph Hall, Bishop of Norwich. Cope is primarily remembered for his frescoes in the House of Lords and the peers' corridor, but in addition to his academic renderings of historical and literary subjects, he was a talented printmaker.
[Ref: 35890] £130.00