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Abraham Cooper

(1787-1868), Painter

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Showed an aptitude for drawing from an early age. When he was twenty-two, wishing to possess a portrait of a favourite horse under his care, he bought a manual of painting. His employer bought the resulting work and encouraged him to continue. Cooper was introduced to Benjamin Marshall, the animal painter, who took him into his studio. From 1811 he was a regular contributor to the illustrated periodical Sporting Magazine and soon after began exhibiting paintings at the Royal Academy and the British Institution. Initially his subjects were animals; he later started making meticulously researched battle paintings, often of the civil war, and acknowledged as the country's principal battle painter.

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Abraham Cooper, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax28919

Abraham Cooper

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax28919

Abraham Cooper, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax17237

Abraham Cooper

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17237

Abraham Cooper, by McLean & Haes - NPG Ax14814

Abraham Cooper

by McLean & Haes
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
NPG Ax14814

Abraham Cooper, by J. Tomson, after  John Jackson - NPG D2206

Abraham Cooper

by J. Tomson, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1827
NPG D2206

Abraham Cooper, by F.H.R., after  William Mulready - NPG D2205

Abraham Cooper

by F.H.R., after William Mulready
etching, 1844 or after
NPG D2205

Abraham Cooper, by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after  Alexander Davis Cooper - NPG D2204

Abraham Cooper

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after Alexander Davis Cooper
stipple engraving, 1868 or after
NPG D2204

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