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Thomas Sidney Cooper Picture ‘Separated but not Divorced’

Oil on canvas painting “Separated, but not Divorced” by Thomas Sidney Cooper. Painted between 1874 and 1882 it shows a large bull with cows in the distance.


Born in Canterbury, Cooper had a national reputation as one of the foremost painters in Victorian England. He rose from humble beginnings to become a benefactor of the city and living until he was 99 had a prodigious output of paintings. The museum collection contains numerous examples of his drawings and oils including this huge picture of a bull.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge,
18 High Street,
Kent CT1 2RA


Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History, Artists, Craft Makers and Designers
  • KS2: Local History, Artists, Architects and Designers in History
  • KS3: Local History, History of Art, Craft and Design


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