Portrait of Frank Cadogan Cowper

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1877-1958

English Pre-Raphaelite Painter

Frank Cadogan Cowper (16 October 1877- 17 November 1958) was an English artist, described as "The last of the Pre-Raphaelites".

Cowper was born in Wicken, Northamptonshire, son of an author and early pioneer of coastal cruising in yachts, Frank Cowper, and grandson of the Rector of Wicken. He had a strict religious upbringing in the tradition of the Plymouth Brethren. He first studied art at St John's Wood Art School in 1896 and then went on to study at the Royal Academy Schools from 1897-1902. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1899, and achieved critical success two years later with his An Aristocrat answering the Summons to Execution, Paris 1791 (1901). In 1902, he spent six months studying under Edwin Austin Abbey before travelling to Italy.

He worked in both watercolours and oils, and also worked as book illustrator - providing the illustrations for Sir Sidney Lee's The Imperial Shakespeare. He contributed to a mural in the Houses of Parliament in 1910 along with Byam Shaw, Ernest Board and Henry Arthur Payne.

As art fashion changed Cowper increasingly exhibited his portrait paintings but still continued to produce historical and literary works.

He retired from London to Gloucestershire. His The Ugly Duckling was voted the favourite painting by visitors to the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum in 2005.

14 Frank Cadogan Cowper Paintings

La Belle Dame Sans Merci, 1926 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

La Belle Dame Sans Merci 1926

Oil Painting
$1800
Canvas Print
$64.66
SKU: CFC-1462
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Molly, Duchess Of Nona, 1905 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

Molly, Duchess Of Nona 1905

Oil Painting
$1402
SKU: CFC-1463
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Vanity, 1907 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

Vanity 1907

Oil Painting
$1363
SKU: CFC-1464
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom

The Damsel of the Lake, Called Nimue the Enchantress, 1924 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

The Damsel of the Lake, Called Nimue the Enchantress 1924

Oil Painting
$1266
Canvas Print
$57.90
SKU: CFC-8404
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Errant Knight, Undated by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

Errant Knight Undated

Oil Painting
$993
Canvas Print
$49.26
SKU: CFC-8405
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Mephistopheles and Marguerite in the Cathedral, Undated by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

Mephistopheles and Marguerite in the Cathedral Undated

Oil Painting
$1589
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: CFC-8406
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rapunzel, 1908 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

Rapunzel 1908

Oil Painting
$931
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: CFC-8407
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: 68.6 x 40.6 cm
Private Collection

The Ugly Duckling, Undated by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

The Ugly Duckling Undated

Oil Painting
$1062
Canvas Print
$59.81
SKU: CFC-8408
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: 137.8 x 91.8 cm
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

St. Francis of Assisi and the Heavenly Melody, 1904 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

St. Francis of Assisi and the Heavenly Melody 1904

Oil Painting
$2089
Canvas Print
$58.44
SKU: CFC-8409
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: 91.5 x 73.6 cm
Private Collection

Entry of Queen Mary I with Princess Elizabeth into London in 1553, 1910 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

Entry of Queen Mary I with Princess Elizabeth ... 1910

Canvas Print
$62.81
SKU: CFC-8410
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

John Cabot and his Sons Receive the Charter from Henry VII to Sail in Search of New Lands, 1910 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

John Cabot and his Sons Receive the Charter from ... 1910

Canvas Print
$62.81
SKU: CFC-8411
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Erasmus and Sir Thomas More Visit the Children of Henry VII at Greenwich in 1499, 1910 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

Erasmus and Sir Thomas More Visit the Children of ... 1910

Canvas Print
$62.81
SKU: CFC-8412
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Charles I Erecting His Standard at Nottingham on 22nd August 1642, 1910 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

Charles I Erecting His Standard at Nottingham on ... 1910

Canvas Print
$72.29
SKU: CFC-8413
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Blue Bird, 1918 by Frank Cadogan Cowper | Painting Reproduction

The Blue Bird 1918

Oil Painting
$1317
SKU: CFC-12143
Frank Cadogan Cowper
Original Size: 88.4 x 71.1 cm
Private Collection

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