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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.
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.