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Edward Cooper

(died 1725), Printseller

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 169 portraits
Edward Cooper was the most distinguished print publisher of his generation and a leading figure in the art world. He was recognised as an authority on the fine arts, and sold paintings and art materials. He employed engravers such as John Smith and Isaac Beckett and cultivated leading portrait painters including Godfrey Kneller, William Wissing and Frederic Kerseboom. He was a member of the Society of the Virtuosi of St Luke, the earliest art society in the country, and was one of George Vertue's advisers about art history.

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Anne Kirke (née Killigrew), by Isaac Beckett, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D13172

Anne Kirke (née Killigrew)

by Isaac Beckett, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1637)
NPG D13172

A Lady at Confession, by John Smith, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Marcellus Laroon - NPG D30633

A Lady at Confession

by John Smith, sold by Edward Cooper, after Marcellus Laroon
mezzotint, circa 1685
NPG D30633

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith; Mary Seymour-Conway (née Hyde), Lady Conway, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30997

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith; Mary Seymour-Conway (née Hyde), Lady Conway

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1685
NPG D30997

Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D36623

Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1685 (1685)
NPG D36623

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter, by John Smith, published by  Alexander Browne, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D1884

Elizabeth Cecil (née Brownlow), Countess of Exeter

by John Smith, published by Alexander Browne, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1685
NPG D1884

Mary of Modena, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D8658

Mary of Modena

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1685-1688
NPG D8658

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith; Mary Seymour-Conway (née Hyde), Lady Conway, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11558

Henrietta Scott (née Hyde), Countess of Dalkeith; Mary Seymour-Conway (née Hyde), Lady Conway

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1685
NPG D11558

King James II, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11959

King James II

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1685
NPG D11959

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11962

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, (circa 1685-1687)
NPG D11962

Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, by John Simon, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Michael Dahl - NPG D15445

Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough

by John Simon, published by Edward Cooper, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, circa 1685-1693
NPG D15445

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, by Edward Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30857

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30857

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, published by Edward Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30858

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30858

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D30861

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30861

William Cecil, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30938

William Cecil

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30938

William Cecil, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30939

William Cecil

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30939

possibly William Cecil, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D30941

possibly William Cecil

by Isaac Beckett, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1686
NPG D30941

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (née Jones), Countess of Kildare, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D31033

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (née Jones), Countess of Kildare

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D31033

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (née Jones), Countess of Kildare, by Robert Williams, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D31034

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (née Jones), Countess of Kildare

by Robert Williams, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1686
NPG D31034

William Cecil, by John Smith, after  Willem Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D27539

William Cecil

by John Smith, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D27539

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D36619

John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D36619

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