Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902)
A Mountain Group - Evening 1896
Oil on Canvas, 41 x 51cm, Signed
Thomas Sidney Cooper was born in Canterbury. Showing an early talent for drawing he was employed as a painter with a local coach builder before being accepted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1823. In 1827 he moved to Brussels where he shared a studio with Eugene Verboekhoven (1799-1881).
On his return to England in 1831, Cooper became the country's foremost painter of cattle and his work proved so popular he received many commissions and exhibited widely. His funeral in Canterbury Cathedral was attend by Edward Poynter, President of the Royal Academy.