[The Stolen Kiss]
Etching on india, with very large margins; platemark 125 x 105mm (5 x 4¼"). Uncut sheet.
A young man enters through a window to kiss a sleeping woman. Etching by history painter Charles West Cope (1811-90), from 'Etchings for the Art-Union of London by the Etching Club', of which Cope was a founding member. 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: 35892] £130.00