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Richard Cooper Jnr. (1740 – 1822)

“Landscape with two figures in the Foreground and Cattle Watering by a Stream”


Published August 1st 1800 by Richard Cooper, Charles Street, St. James’s


Paper trimmed close to outside of plate line

Image size 8 3/8”  x  10 ¼ ”   (212mm x 259mm)

Overall mounted size 16” x  17 ¼”    (407mm x 440mm)                                                                   IMAGE


For further examples see The Tate Gallery Collection which contains six etchings from the same series.



Richard Cooper was the son of the engraver Richard Cooper (1696 – 1764).  He was born in Edinburgh and trained under his father until 1758.  He then travelled to Paris to study under the French Engraver Jacques-Philippe Le Bas (1707 – 1783).  By 1761 he was living in London and exhibiting drawings and engravings at the Society of Artists.  During the early 1760s he toured Spain and in 1771 he went to Italy, but by 1786 he had returned to England to take up the position of drawing master at Eton.  He was then Drawing Master to Princess Charlotte.  Examples of work by Richard Cooper Junior are in the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Leeds City Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Scotland and the Tate Gallery Collection