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Old Monday 25th December 2006, 13:39   #1
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R.J.Coppillie?

Anyone heard of this artist?

This morning I recieved a pen and pencil? colour painting of a peregrine falcon
as a christmas gift.I believe it was purchased secondhand in a diss auction house so the artist may be associated with east anglia?

It's signed in white capitals with the date 1977,there is also a label on the back with the following..

Name....R.J.Coppillie
Title......peregrine falcon
Price.....60

I'm guessing that 60 in 1977 was a fair bit of money so was wondering if
anyone here might have heard of this artist.The quality of the painting certainly gives the impression that he was a professional?

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Anyone heard of this artist?

Name....R.J.Coppillie
Title......peregrine falcon
Price.....60

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I just did a google search for the name as written and all it came up with is a planning application for an extension in Ipswich. Guessing from that, that at least someone in the family is from East Anglia. I haven't heard of the artist before though sorry.

Had a second thought and just did the surname. There is a Robert Coppillie that came up doing art courses for seascapes and landscapes at Suffolk college. When I followed the link he didn't appear so perhaps Google stored an old page from last year. I'm guessing there is a good chance that they are the same person.

Funny what you can find on the web...
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Wow ,thanks KC and PWG..

My first attempt only got me as far as the planning application in ipswich!

I was tempted to try the telephone number that came up with one of the results,now I have the guys website!

My painting definately has a similar style to those works on the website.I think I'll wait till after the holidays and drop the artist an email to ask if he has any recollection of painting a peregrine falcon around 1977!

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