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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Abraham Cooper (1787-1868), Painter

Battle and animal painter; awarded premium for his picture of the 'Battle of Waterloo', 1816; elected RA, 1820; prolific and popular painter of historical and contemporary battles, and animal pieces.


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.