A PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A GENTLEMAN,
BY P.F. COOPER,
SIGNED AND DATED 1845.
The gentleman, facing right, is wearing a black jacket, white
shirt and black tie. His dark hair is to his collar with sideburns.
The rectangular is set in a daguarreotype case and is signed on the
reverse "P.F. Cooper 1845".
Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches high.
Peregrine F. Cooper (fl.1840-90) worked as a miniaturist, animal
painter and pastel portraitist in Philadelphia, exhibiting
occasionally at the Pennsylvania Academy. In 1863 he published "The
Art of Making and Coloring Ivory Types, Photographs, Talbotypes and
Miniature Painting on Ivory".