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Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver

Artist associated with 184 portraits
Although a prolific portrait engraver over a number of decades, little is known of Robert Cooper's life. His first recorded work as an engraver was for the Biographical Magazine in 1795. Cooper contributed extensively to the periodical press, producing prints for, among others, La Belle Assemblée; or, Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine, the Gentleman's Magazine, European Magazine, Dramatic Magazine, and Evangelical Magazine. The most significant books to feature his work include Cawthorn's Modern British Theatre series, Edmund Lodge's series of Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain and Tresham's and Ottley's Memoirs of the Kit-Cat Club (1821).

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D18314

King Charles I

by Robert Cooper, after Goddard Dunning
stipple engraving, (1649)
NPG D18314

D26479

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

by James Bretherton, after Robert Cooper
etching, late 18th century
NPG D26479

D27052

Sir Bernard Gascoigne (Bernado Guasconi)

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D27052

D28951

John Disbrowe (Desborough)

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D28951

D29173

Peter Vowell

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D29173

D25549

John Dee

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D25549

D37051

John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester

by Robert Cooper, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Peter Oliver
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D37051

D1162

John Alcock

by W. Newman, after Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, 1797
NPG D1162

D1163

John Alcock

by W. Newman, after Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, published 1797
NPG D1163

D24821

Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24821

D24828

Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24828

D25059

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Robert Cooper
ink, early 19th century
NPG D25059

D25060

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D25060

D25061

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D25061

D25062

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D25062

D25143

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Robert Cooper, published by Charles Baldwyn
stipple engraving, probably early 19th century
NPG D25143

D25156

James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D25156

D25360

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Robert Cooper
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D25360

D26164

Sir Robert Naunton

by Robert Cooper
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26164

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