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Oil painting - Almsgiving
  • Almsgiving
    Cope, Charles West RA, born 1811 - died 1890
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  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1839 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cope, Charles West RA, born 1811 - died 1890 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 315, case 19, shelf L

Physical description

Oil painting

Place of Origin

Britain (painted)


1839 (painted)


Cope, Charles West RA, born 1811 - died 1890 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Marks and inscriptions

'C W Cope/1839'
Signed and dated by the artist on bottom step, lower right


Height: 69.9 cm estimate, Width: 45.7 cm estimate, Height: 92 cm frame dimensions, Width: 69 cm frame dimensions

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'Almsgiving' by Charles West Cope. Great Britain, 1839.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 48


Oil paint; Panel


Oil painting

Subjects depicted





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