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Abraham Cooper

Abraham Cooper, by Charles West Cope, 1864 -NPG 3182(19) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Abraham Cooper

by Charles West Cope
1864
8 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (210 mm x 135 mm)
NPG 3182(19)

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Signed and dated lower right: Dec 1864/ CWC (in mongram) RA
Inscribed in pencil lower left: Old Cooper RA

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The artist; his sale, Christie's, 22 June 1894 (probably lot 27), bought J. P. Heseltine; purchased from Sotheby's, 24 May 1944 (lot 19).


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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