Francis Cotes, R.A.
LONDON 1726 - 1770
PORTRAIT OF HENRY COPE, 'THE GREEN MAN', HALF-LENGTH, WEARING GREEN AND HOLDING A RING IN HIS LEFT HAND
Doyne C. Bell, secretary to H.M. Privy Purse, Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, by 1876;
His posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 5 February 1889, lot 154, for £6.16s.6d., to Colnaghi;
William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916), Aubrey House, London, by 1906;
Thence by family descent.
London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition
, 1876, no. 5;
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Spring Exhibition. Illustrating Georgian England
, 1906, no. 69.
E. Mead Johnson, Francis Cotes. Complete edition
, London 1976, p. 79, cat. no. 185.