Artists

Abraham Cooper

(British, )

While working as a groom at the age of 22, Cooper wanted a portrait of his favorite equine charge, and after doing the work himself, the horse’s owner purchased the portrait. The list of patrons for whom he painted included Queen Victoria, Queen Adelaide, and the Prince Regent. Noted as an English animal and battle painter, Cooper first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1812 and was elected to the RA in 1819. Eventually artists studying under Cooper included J. F. Herring, Sr.

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