Cooper, Thomas Sidney – British Artist

Oil on panel painting attributed to Thomas Sidney Cooper, The White Cow, unsigned

p4A ItemID E8906114
Thomas Sidney Cooper oil on canvas painting, Sheep at Rest, signed and dated "T Sidney Cooper RA 1871"

p4A ItemID E8881280
Thomas Sidney Cooper oil on panel, Cows at Rest in Meadow, signed and dated 1895

p4A ItemID F7990186
Attributed to Thomas Sidney Cooper, an oil on canvas, Cows Resting by a River, signed

p4A ItemID F7952611

Thomas Sidney Cooper, one of the most prominent mid-19th century painters, was born in Canterbury, England. He studied in Brussels with the Belgian animal painter Eugene Verboeckhoven. Upon his return to England, Cooper specialized and excelled in painting cattle and sheep. His most successful years were between 1840 and 1850 when Prince Albert and Queen Victoria commissioned him to paint their herd. Thomas Sidney Cooper became a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, exhibiting a total of 266 entries. In 1882, he founded a school in Canterbury; his work is at the Royal Canterbury Museum.

Information courtesy of St. Charles Gallery, November 2009.


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