English watercolour artist, engraver and illustrator.
ALS. 1p. The Hill, Witley, Surrey. August 9th, 1869. To A[lfred] W[illiam] Cooper.
"I should like to get up the river about the middle of the week. I will write you again as to the exact time and place. If your engagements permit I should be delighted if you would meet me."
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Lacking integral blank leaf. Mounting traces to top edge of verso. Very good.
Alfred William Cooper (1830-1916) was an artist who became related to Myles Birket Foster when he married his niece, Elizabeth Brown, in 1870. Cooper and Birket Foster were often travelling companions and Cooper accompanied Birket Foster when he made his trip to the Low Countries and the Rhine and Birket Foster made his sketches to illustrate Hood's poem 'Up The Rhine'.