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Crowded dark streets full of dead and dying people, bodies are being loaded on to a cart; representing cholera. Watercolour by R. Cooper.

Cooper, Richard Tennant, 1885-1957.

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Credit: Crowded dark streets full of dead and dying people, bodies are being loaded on to a cart; representing cholera. Watercolour by R. Cooper. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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1 painting : watercolour, with crayon and charcoal ; image 68.4 x 42.4 cm

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Copyright was assigned by the artist to the Wellcome organization

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Wellcome Library no. 24005i

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One of several paintings commissioned by Henry S. Wellcome around 1912 from Richard Cooper, who was then working in Paris. Cooper was educated at Tonbridge, then trained as an artist in Paris before the First World War. In 1914 he joined the Army and in 1916 was transferred to the Royal Engineers. His obituary in The times says that he worked on camouflage with Solomon J. Solomon RA, as well as acting as official war artist for The graphic. After the war he enjoyed a flourishing career as a graphic artist designing posters: he is particularly well known for his advertisements for the London Underground

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