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Washington Bogart (WB) Cooper

 (1802 - 1889)
Washington Bogart (W.B.) Cooper was active/lived in Tennessee, Louisiana.  Washington Cooper is known for itinerant portrait painting.

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Artist Bulletins for Washington Bogart (W.B.) Cooper

8 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Washington Cooper portrait
Emily Noel (06/30/2012)
My husband and I have a very large portrait of John Hopkins Noel, Oscar Noel and Edwin Noel as young children. It was painted in 1889 , signed by W. Cooper, signed in red/orange paint at the bottom left corner.It depicts my husband's grandfather, and his 2 great uncles. All 3 of the children are full bodies..and seem to "float" on the canvas..actually cherubic for 2 of them (probably ages 1 1/2 and 3) One is, actually, reclined in what looks like a floating hammock! The oldest (probably 5) is standing All are dressed in summer, batiste clothing. ...the portrait is beautiful!I hope this information might be of help for someone...There are examples of his work in the Tennessee State Museum.

Possible sitters for Washington B. Cooper?
W. Terry Jackson (06/06/2010)
An aquaintance has three portraits of a Lebanon, TN family. They are Josephus Flavius Sanders, Josephus Flavius Sanders, Jr. and Margaret Sanders. If anyone has access to information regarding a list of sitters for Cooper I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me if the Sanders were painted by Cooper.

Portrait by WB Cooper
George Barrilleaux (01/20/2009)
I have a family portrait attributed to WBC. The fammily name is Perret. I am trying to determine the name of the family member. It was painted around 1845 when I have been told the Cooper brothers painted family portraits in Louisiana. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I was also told there is probably a sister portrait to the one I have.

Washington B. Cooper Painting
Sherry (12/12/2008)
I have a portrait of a woman, I was told it was painted by WBC. It has been in my family for years. I am trying to find someone who could assist me in identifing her. Thanks so much.

Washington B. Cooper Paintings
Carol R. White (07/30/2006)
Please note that the colonial dames of Tennessee is sponsoring a website dedicated to Tennessee families. If you have a portrait by Washington B. Cooper who painted many Tennessee families, please check out thier website and consider donating a photo of your portrait for historical purposes. Please contact me for the address.

Bishop James Otey
Luthur A Beazley (02/11/2005)
There is a reference in Washington B. Cooper's records to Bishop Otey. It is dated 01/14/1846 "Bishop Otey for L.J. Polk,pd.$50". Records are not complete but it does seem that the two gentlemen did business at some point. Luthur Beazley

Martha Gennett's portrait
Luthur A Beazley (01/09/2004)
Dr Hale, The log book and log book index for my great-great grandfathers portraits can both be found in the Tenn. State Library and Archives. My family has both originals but we cannot find the index at this point. We will continue to look and would be happy to communicate with you. Luthur Beazley MD

Washington Bogart Cooper
Dr. John J. Hale (09/14/2001)
I own, and have prominently displayed, a portrait by Washington Bogart Cooper, of my great, great grandmother, Martha Ann Estes Gennett, From Nashville. Does anyone know from the artist's records as to the date this was painted? I also have a photograph of the sons of Martha Ann Estes Gennett (5), among them the father of my mother's father. My mother was named after Martha Ann Estes Gennett, as was my daughter. Any comments would be much appreciated. John

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