COOPER, ALEXANDER [SSNE 1337]

Surname
COOPER, COUPER
First name
ALEXANDER
Title/rank
PAINTER
Nationality
ENGLISH
Social status
GENTRY

Text source

Alexander Cooper (f.1630-1660) was a British miniature painter/artist who withdrew to Amsterdam and to the court of Queen Kristina of Sweden. He arrived in Sweden in c.1650 and left in 1660 suggesting that he was a refugee from Cromwell. One of his minatures can be seen in Skokloster Slott (Elsa Brahe 1629-1658), no 99 in the Silver. He wrote a supplication to Carl Gustaf (later Karl X) in January 1653 from Stockholm.

DNB; Swedish Riksarkiv, Carl Gustaf's Arkiv i Stegeborgssamlingen, Alexander Cooper, Supplikant, Stockholm, January 1653.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, AMSTERDAM
Arrived 1650-01-01
Departed 1652-12-31
Capacity ARTIST, REFUGEE, purpose REFUGEE, MISC.
SWEDEN, ROYAL COURT
Arrived 1653-01-01
Departed 1660-12-31
Capacity ARTIST, REFUGEE?, purpose ROYAL SERVANT, ARTIST, REFUGEE?