Thomas George Cooper (Fl. 1857-1898)
Sheep in a Landscape
Signed, Oil on Canvas, 34 x 49cm
Thomas George Cooper, the son of George Sidney Cooper (1803-1902), was England's foremost painter of genre and pastoral scenes in the nineteenth century, having followed in his father's footsteps. He exhibited in all the major London galleries, as well as at many of the major provincial exhibitions between 1857 and 1896, showing his work at the Royal Academy (30 works), The British Institution, the New Watercolour Society, The Royal Society of painter-etchers and engravers, The royal Institute of Oil painters, of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Scottish Academy, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. He is very well represented in museum collections throughout the country and well collected abroad.