COOPER Samuel (Cooper Samuel)( English painter, miniaturist.)
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Biography COOPER Samuel (Cooper Samuel)
Born in London in 1609. He studied with his uncle, the court miniaturist John Hoskins. Before the English Revolution lived in France and Holland, and then settled in London. Here he was surrounded by poets, philosophers, connoisseurs of fine arts from the Royal Society. He painted portraits of eminent persons, the British and the Restoration of the republic, including O. Cromwell, Dzh.Miltona, Charles II and his wife, Queen Catherine. In miniature (5? 7, . 5 cm) Cooper's portraits influenced by Anthony van Dyck's painting, they discover inner kinship with the lyric poets such, . as Edmund Waller, . John Suckling, . Richard Lovelace: they are caught sensitively portrayed the character and features, . they fresh, . spontaneous, . graceful,
. His works are in major British collections, public and private (including the Royal Collection), in Reyksmuzeume in Amsterdam, the Morgan Library in New York. Cooper died in London on 5 May 1672.