Myles Cooper, D.D. (1737-1785)

Object Number: 
ca. 1820
Oil on canvas
Canvas: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm ) Frame: 38 9/16 x 33 11/16 x 3 1/16 in. (97.9 x 85.6 x 7.8 cm)
Gallery Label: 
Myles Cooper, who was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1761, came to the colony of New York in 1762, was appointed assistant to Dr. Samuel Johnson, president of King's College (now Columbia), and succeeded him a year later as president of that institution. About 1768 Cooper journeyed to Boston where his portrait was painted by Copley. In 1817 the donor gave that original to the Society, which presented it to Columbia College in 1820. Hutchings' copy was made at that time.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nicholas William Stuyvesant
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Creative: Tronvig Group