Daphne Alazraki Fine Art

Thomas Sidney Cooper

(British, 1803–1902)

a view of nuremberg by thomas sidney cooper

Thomas Sidney Cooper

A View of Nuremberg

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Born on 26 September 1803 in Canterbury where he worked as a coach painter and scenic artist
Entered the Royal Academy Schools
1827 - 1830
he worked in Brussels, spending some time in the studio of animalier Eugène Verboekhoven.
Following the political disturbance that led to Belgian independence in 1830, Cooper returned to London in 1831 to embark on a very long and successful career as an animalier
1845 - 1867
he was elected Associate Royal Academician in 1845 and Royal Academician in 1867. Such was the standard of Cooper’s work that he was commissioned by Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort to paint pictures of the Royal herd of pedigree Jersey cows.
Cooper was, like many other artists of the time, a tremendously hard worker, and despite his early struggles ultimately became financially very successful. He died in Canterbury on 7th February 1902.


1833 - 1902
266 of his paintings were shown at the Royal Academy (to this day a record for an exhibitor)
1833 - 1859
He exhibited at the British Institution

Public Collections

Tate Gallery, London
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
National Gallery of South African, Capetown
Glasgow Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
British Museum, London
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
National Portrait Gallery, London
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin