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Mr. Alma Tadema would not care to confer such a mark of esteem as the affix R.A. on any painter practising an art which, when understood, would involve hatred of the copyplate antiquity which he supplies to the public.
Modern Painting 1892
After Jonathan had given him the letter, and Ned had critically examined the superscription, remarking something about the handwriting, which, sooth to say, was not copyplate - he put it in his hat, and Jonathan asked him some question about his errand to L. "Why, Squire," said Ned,