19th Century landscape with cattle in the foreground mounted in a quality gilt frame. The oil on canvas is painted in the style of Thomas Sidney Cooper RA (1803 - 1902). Thomas Sidney Cooper was one of the foremost animal painters of the Victorian period. He was greatly encouraged by Abraham Cooper and Sir Thomas Lawrence. Cooper entered the Royal Academy Schools before taking up a position as a teacher in Brussels in 1829. It was here he became friends with the great Belgian animal painter Verboeckhoven, who greatly influenced his style. He was also influenced by the 17th Century Dutch School. The canvas has a artis suppliers stamp on the rear which is recorded in the National Portrait Gallery archives Stamp info: 'Joseph Harvey, 15 Catherine St, Strand, London 1839-1849. Artists’ colourman. Joseph Harvey followed John Wikey (qv) at 15 Catherine St. He was recorded at this address in the 1841 census as Artists Colourman, age 35, together with William Harvey, also listed as age 35 (ages were rounded down to the nearest five in this census). He was declared bankrupt in 1848 (London Gazette 21 November 1848). Hiscanvas mark has been recorded (information from Cathy Proudlove).' The canvas is mounted on a new wooden stretcher.