Sheep by William Sidney Cooper (1854-1927). Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Bedford Fine Art Gallery, whose website explains that the artist “was an English landscape artist, best known for his paintings of the countryside around Herne Bay in Kent. Cooper studied under his great-uncle, Thomas Sidney Cooper, one of England's most prominent mid-19th century painters. As with his great-uncle, the younger Cooper’s forte was cattle and sheep, which are featured prominently in his watercolour and oil paintings. Cooper became a successful artist and exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Royal Watercolour Society.” Click on image to enlarge it.

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Last modified 1 November 2016