Old Master and British Works on Paper

Old Master and British Works on Paper

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A Way of Life: The Collection of Barbara & Ernest Kafka

Thomas Sidney Cooper

Study of a Lurcher

Lot Closed

July 6, 02:01 PM GMT

Estimate

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A Way of Life: The Collection of Barbara & Ernest Kafka

Thomas Sidney Cooper

Canterbury 1803 - 1902

Study of a Lurcher


Oil on paper, laid onto board

294 by 478 mm

Probably the artist's posthumous sale, London, Christie's 12-15 April 1902, within lots 431-448 (Studies in Oil - In the folio);
with W.S. Fine Art, London, by 2006,
where acquired by the late owners

In 2006 Andrew Wyld's gallery, W.S. Fine Art, sold this and three other oil on paper animal studies by Cooper. One of these works, a study of a stallion, was dated 1830, and it was suggested that the artist made all of these sketches at around that period.


Between 1827 and 1831 Cooper was living in Belgium where he was much influenced by the animal painter Eugène Joseph Verboekhoven (1799-1881). Upon returning to England and his native Canterbury he focused on oil painting and was eventually to become one of the most highly regarded animal painters of his generation.