Samuel Cooper, portrait of Sir Samuel Morland Baronet

Samuel Cooper, portrait of Sir Samuel Morland Baronet

Samuel Cooper
Portrait of Sir Samuel Morland Baronet
About 1661
Watercolour on vellum, stuck to a table-book leaf
Inscribed on the back ‘Sir Samuel Morland / Cooper’
Bequeathed by Mrs A.B. Woodcroft
Museum no. 481-1903

This miniature is set in a silver-gilt locket with a typical scroll decoration at the top. It was never meant to have a lid. Although the locket could have been worn, it was probably displayed in a small cabinet.