(c.1740 - 1814)
Richard Cooper was active/lived in United Kingdom. Richard Cooper is known for paintings.
Biography Richard Cooper
Richard Cooper was included in one of the first waves of English artists who
traveled to Italy in the 1770's and 80's. Cooper trained under his
father, the engraver Richard Cooper (1701-1764). He also trained with J.P. Le Bas in
Cooper succeeded Alexander Cozens as drawing-master at Eton in 1768,
before setting sail for Italy in 1771 with Thomas Merriman. He visited
Venice, Capua, Naples and Rome, and produced a series of tinted drawings
around Rome which earned him the nickname 'the English Poussin'.