Mr Cope — the Green Man, 1806

This print from 1806 shows Brighton resident Henry Cope. He was known as the ‘Green Man’ for his excessive fondness for the colour green. Going green? Cope was considered an amusing local eccentric. But was he that unusual? The current lockdown has given our Paper Conservator, Amy Junker Heslip, time to reflect on whether we… Continue reading Mr Cope — the Green Man, 1806