8 November 1996
Thomas Sidney Cooper, R.A. (1803-1902)
with strengthened signature and dated 'T. Sidney Cooper/1893' (lower left), with the artist's seal and signed 'Thos. Sidney Cooper' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
23½ x 35½ in. (59.7 x 90.2 cm.)
Thomas McLean, London.
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We are grateful to Kenneth Westwood for his help in preparing this and the following three entries.
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