The Young Mother

The Young Mother

Charles West Cope (1811-1890)


Oil on gesso on panel

30.5 x 25.4 cm.

Collection: Victoria and Albert Museum

Accession no. FA.53[O]

Gift from John Sheepshanks, 1857

A shaft of morning sunshine illuminates the mother gazing tenderly down as she nurses her infant daughter. [Commentary continues below.]

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  • Breastfeeding, Wet Nursing, and Feeding “by Hand”, by Jessica Cox
  • Reproduced from Art UK and discussed for research purposes by Jacqueline Banerjee.