Frame: Set in a later decorative gilt wood frame. Signature: Lower left and dated 1873. Provenance: Property of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (label verso). Richard Green Art Dealer, London (label verso).Condition: Painting and frame are both in very good condition. There are some small areas of over-painting visible in the sky under a blacklight. Canvas has been re-lined a long time ago.
Measurements: Painting measures 107 x 75cm and the overall frame 123 x 91cm. Biography: Thomas Sidney Cooper was born at Canterbury, Kent, and as a small child he began to show strong artistic inclinations, but the circumstances of his family did not allow him to receive any systematic training. By the time he was twelve years old, he was working in the shop of a coach painter and also as a scene painter. He still felt a desire to become an artist, and all his spare moments were spent drawing and painting from nature. At the age of twenty he went to London and was admitted as a student of the Royal Academy.
He is mainly associated with pictures of cattle or sheep, a fact that earned him the epithet'Cow Cooper'. Cooper collaborated between 1847 and 1870 with Frederick Richard Lee R. On several paintings, Lee undertaking the landscapes, and Cooper adding animals to complete the scene. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA) in 1845 and Royal Academician (RA) on 22 June 1867. The oldest member of the Royal Academy of Arts at the time of the accession of King Edward VII in 1901, Cooper was in July 1901 received by the King in audience, and appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO).
He was a great philanthropist in Canterbury, and used some of his wealth to build a number of Alms Houses for the poor in Chantry Lane in the centre of the city. Most notably in 1882 he developed his private art lessons into a full-fledged art school in Canterbury, located at his home and studio in St Peter's Street. Originally called the Canterbury Sidney Cooper School of Art, Cooper's art school is still in existence although it is now called the University for the Creative Arts. Amongst Cooper's more well-known students was Mary Tourtel, creator and illustrator of the Rupert Bear books for children. He wrote his reminiscences, under the title of My Life, in 1890.The largest public collection of Cooper paintings is owned by Canterbury City Council and housed at the Royal Museum and Art Gallery (Beaney Institute) in Canterbury. Examples are also held by the Tate Gallery, London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and other public collections, mainly in Britain. If you are collecting in person and wish to pay cash that is fine too. Some countries are prone to import delays which are beyond our control, although we will do all we reasonably can to help resolve any problems that may occur. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
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