5 of 5 portraits of Isaac Oliver
by Robert Cooper
line and stipple engraving, 1826
8 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (210 mm x 133 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Isaac Oliver (circa 1565-1617), Miniature painter. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 72 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver. Artist associated with 190 portraits.
Events of 1826back to top
Current affairsRiots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.
Art and scienceThomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
InternationalCarl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz is the hit of the London season.
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