Thomas Sidney Cooper
Location: The Garden Room
Canterbury-born Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803 - 1902) was famous for pictures of cattle, as popular with collectors in the nineteenth century as they remain today. Many were based on sketches or memories of local landscapes and given the title 'Canterbury Meadows'. The Beaney collection is of national importance and spans the full range of Cooper's work. Displays inlcude his largest animal painting (Charlie the Bull), pictures typical of those made for the collectors market, and small oil studies Cooper retained all his life. A selection of his drawings and prints is also on view.
Works on display include:
Self Portrait (about 1832) by Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803 - 1902)
Thomas Sidney Cooper, RA (1889) by Walter William Ouless, RA (1848 - 1933)
View of Canterbury from Tonford, with Cattle (1835) by Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803 - 1902)
Separated But Not Divorced (1874).