HAFFIELD, COOPER

(d. 1821)

Amateur

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was son of Thomas Haffield, a clerk in the Auditor-General's office, Dublin Castle (d. 1831), by his wife Sarah Cooper (d. of cholera, 1832), a sister of Austin Cooper. He became a clerk in his father's office. He was a clever amateur draughtsman and painter, and was also devoted to natural history, especially ornithology and entomology. He died as the result of an accident, in 1821. Many of his small sketches are in possession of his niece, Mrs. Archer, 4 Elton Park, Sandycove.

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