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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Abraham Cooper (1787-1868), Painter

A painting by T. Vaughan was exhibited RA, 1820 (644); a painting of a 'Mr Cooper' (possibly Abraham) by W. S. Akers was exhibited RA, 1821 (671); an oil self-portrait was exhibited RA, 1840 (81); two paintings by A. D. Cooper, his son, were exhibited RA, 1843 (103), and 1856 (1192), one of them engraved by C. E. Wagstaff (example in NPG); a painting by J. E. Walker was exhibited RA, 1863 (600); Cooper appears in his own group portrait, 'The First of October' (with his son; his own portrait by J. Harwood), exhibited RA, 1857 (117), as painted for Joseph White of Clonmel; a drawing by T. Bridgford was exhibited RA, 1842 (985); an engraving by J. Thomson, after J. Jackson, was published J. Pittmann, 1827 (example in NPG), reproduced Apollo, L (1949), 78; an etching by J. H. Robinson, after W. Mulready, was published 1845 (example in NPG), for Pye's Patronage of British Art; a woodcut by F. Babbage is reproduced Apollo, L (1949), 78; there are several photographs in the NPG.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.