- Extended catalogue entry
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
by Charles Hutton Lear
3 1/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (83 mm x 86 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed (lower right): Nov and (lower centre): A Cooper
This portraitback to top
This drawing was done in the life school of the Royal Academy, where Lear was a student, and was sent, together with others, in an undated letter to his parents (copy, NPG archives): 'No.4 old Abraham Cooper, the animal & battle painter.Very like. He is a most benevolent man & always ready to assist in doing good.' This drawing was sent with one of Augustus Egg (NPG 1456(5)), dated '1845'. Cooper was a visitor at the life school in that year.
Provenanceback to top
The artist; bequeathed to John Elliot, and presented by him, 1907.
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.
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