The Garden Room

The Garden Room is dedicated to the work of prominent Canterbury-born artist Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803 – 1902).

  • The Garden Room

Famed for his paintings of cattle, this collection is of national importance and spans the length of his artistic career, including his last ever oil painting, left unfinished, at the age of 99.

A range of Cooper’s work is on display for visitors to enjoy, from oil studies to drawings and a selection of his prints.

Cooper remains as popular today as he was in the nineteenth century.


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Separated, but not Divorced

Separated, but not Divorced

Known as Charlie the Bull, this painting is the most popular of the Thomas Sidney Cooper works of art at the Beaney. It was painted between 1874 and 1882 and is one of the largest amongst the... — Read more
Sheep in the Snow

Sheep in the Snow

The last of Thomas Sidney Cooper’s works, Sheep in the Snow was left unfinished on the easel. If you look closely, the pencil marks under the paint can still be... — Read more

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