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    Sale 7591

    British Art on Paper

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 93

    Thomas Sidney Cooper, R.A. (1803-1902)

    Cows on the banks of the Stour

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    Thomas Sidney Cooper, R.A. (1803-1902)
    Cows on the banks of the Stour
    signed and dated 'T. Sidney. Cooper. RA. /1871' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour with gum arabic, heightened with touches of white and with scratching out
    26½ x 40 in. (67.3 x 41.6 cm.)

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    Cooper exhibited two large watercolours at the Royal Academy in 1871. One titled January in 1871, depicted sheep in a snowy winter landscape, the other, Evening in the Meadows, no. 771 is possibly the present watercolour. A contemporary review states that it '... represents one of those autumnal evening effects which the artist delights to paint and can paint so well- the musing cattle transferred with more than photographic faithfulness...'.

    We are grateful to Kenneth Westwood for his help in preparing this catalogue entry. The present drawing is to be included in the forthcoming catalogue of the artist's work as [Westwood Cat: D.1871.3].

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    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 April 1961, lot 8 (sold 10 gns), as 'On the Stour'.
    with The Horner Galleries, Sheffield.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 January 1972, lot 147 (sold 140 gns), as 'Cows on the Banks of the Stour'.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 28 November 1972, lot 29 (sold £200) as 'On the Stour'.


    Possibly, London, Royal Academy, 1871, no. 771 as 'Evening in the Meadows'.