1920 HAROLD COPPING. Original Illustration of the Philippian Jailer - What Must I do to be Saved?

1920 HAROLD COPPING. Original Illustration of the Philippian Jailer - What Must I do to be Saved?

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"What Must I do to be Saved?" original watercolor by Harold Copping.

Harold Copping (1863-1932). Harold Copping was perhaps the most prominent Evangelical illustrator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He entered London's Royal Academy where he won a Landseer Scholarship to study in Paris. He quickly became established as a successful painter and illustrator, living in Croydon and Hornsey during the early years of his career. Copping had links with the missionary societies of his time including the London Missionary Society(LMS), who commissioned him as an illustrator of Biblical scenes. To achieve authenticity and realism for his illustrations he travelled to Palestine and Egypt. The result was the now famous Copping Bible (1910). His pictures were also widely reproduced by missionary societies as posters, tracts and as magazine illustrations.

His most famous work was undoubtedly 'The Hope of the World' (1915). This depicts Jesus sitting with a group of children from different continents. It was painted by Harold Copping for the London Missionary Society in 1915, is arguably the most popular picture of Jesus produced in Britain in the twentieth century. It was an iconic image in the Sunday school movement between 1915 and 1960". He also illustrated The Pilgrim's Progress (1903), Westward Ho! (1903), Grace Abounding (1905), Three School Chums (1907), Little Women (1912), Good Wives (1913), A Christmas Carol (1920) and Character Sketches from Boz (1924) and many others.

His works have achieved up over $10,000.00 at major auction.

 

"What Must I do to be Saved?” by Harold Copping showing the Philippian Jailer.

Size: 12 x 18 inches