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Charles West Cope R.A.   
Leeds 1811 - 1890 Bournmouth

A genre painter of history and literary subjects and founder of The Etching Club

Milton’s Dream of his deceased Wife | Charles West Cope | Etching | Elizabeth Harvey-Lee

Milton's Dream of his deceased Wife
121 x 117 mm

Etching, 1850. Published state, only issue, as plate 24 in Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club, in 1857. On cream laid india paper on stiff off-white wove with wide margins. The image in good condition. The wove sheet stained at the edges.


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Cope's etching is related to his painting of this subject exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1850. In an earlier proof state the etching was dated and initialled below the image. This was the same year that Palmer took up etching and joined the Etching Club, at the instigation of his friend, Cope.

Cope's inspiration was the blind Milton's Sonnet XXIII, on the death of his second wife in 1656

Methought I saw my late espoused saint.
…vested all in white, pure as her mind:
Her face was veil’d, yet to my fancied sight
Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shin’d
So clear, as in no face with more delight