The London Chatham and Dover Railway

  • About the work
  • About the artist
    Thomas George Cooper was based in London and was the son of animal painter Thomas Sidney Cooper RA. He exhibited mainly rustic scenes including sheep and cattle at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the New Water-Colour Society between 1861 and 1893. Cooper also contributed a number of plates to ‘The Etcher’ and ‘The Portfolio’ between 1882 and 1884. He exhibited a portrait etching of his father at the Royal Academy in 1884 and also produced etchings after a number of his father’s paintings. A reviewer, writing in 1875, commented on Cooper’s work ‘A smack of the father lingers about the son, [but] Mr. Cooper lighted on a pretty spot, he carefully painted it … and then he went and spoilt it all.’
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    Places
    England, Kent
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    The London Chatham and Dover Railway
    Date
    1876
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 81.00 cm, width: 122.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, December 1960
    Inscription
    Sdbr
    Provenance
    With Sabin Gallery; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in December 1960
    GAC number
    5413