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Drawing - Capostrella (from 'A Book of Six Views in Italy' after Jacob More)

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1955P40.5
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1776 - 1779

Maker Information

After:Jacob More - View biography for Jacob More
Artist:Richard Cooper - View biography for Richard Cooper


The artist, Richard Cooper Jnr. travelled extensively in Italy between 1776 and 1779 and during this time made copies of six landscapes by his Edinburgh colleague, Jacob More. The original watercolours by More are now lost but the drawings by Cooper, made in a sketchbook, are copied with sufficient fidelity for More's style to be apparent. The sketchbook bears the inscription, 'Sent to England for the Revd. Mr. Sandys, Cornwall' who was one of the Sandys brothers. The brothers worked as Chaplins to Lord Cowper and the 4th Lord Bristol, one living with Jacob More in Rome in 1793.

Presented by Miss Eyre, January 1955.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
School/Style:English School
Medium:Pencil and grey wash.

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Height:330 mm
Width:457 mm