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Sydney Cooper's Cattle Subjects. No. 1(-30.)

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Variant Title

Thomas Sydney Cooper's Cattle Subjects
T.S. Cooper's Cattle Subjects


(London:: Published By E. Gambart & Co. 25, Berners St. Oxford St., Paris.: Goupil & Co.), [between 1844 and 1864?]

Physical Description

30 pl.; 335×540 mm.

General Note

Plate 5 is misnumbered '6'.

Responsibility Note

Most plates are unsigned. Plates 1 and 2 carry the signature of T.S. Cooper. Plates 2, 5-7, 9, 11, 21, 27 are signed as lithographed by J. West Giles (plate 21 as by Y.J. West Giles).


K.J. Westwood, Thomas Sidney Cooper (1991); B. Stewart, Thomas Sidney Cooper (1983); S. Sartin, Thomas Sidney Cooper (1975); T.S. Cooper, My life (2 v., 1890).

Studies of animal painting include A. Potts, 'Natural order and the call of the wild', in Oxford A. J., 13 (1990), p.12-33; J. Egerton, British sporting and animal painting 1655-1867 (1978); P.S. Dance, The art of natural history: animal illustrators (1978).

Summary Note

There is no title-plate or title-page. Plates 1-6 carry the title at the head of the plate, 'Sydney Cooper's Cattle Subjects. No.1(-6.)'; plates 7-30, the title, 'Thomas Sydney Cooper's Cattle Subjects. No.7(-30)'.

No publication-date appears on any of the plates. The imprint of the publisher appears at the foot of plate 3 only.

The plates show sheep, cows, bulls, goats, donkeys and horses. Some show several different kinds of animals; and a few include human figures.

Copy Note

The front pastedown carries a printed label reading, 'John King & Co. Lithographers, Engravers & General Printers. Ledger & Account Book Manufacturers, 63, Queen St., Cannon St, London.'

Binding Note

20th-century half red morocco, 19th-century marbled-papered boards and spine-piece lettered 'T.S. Cooper's Cattle Subjects'.

Name as Subject


Animals - Sheep - Cows - Bulls - Goats - Donkeys - Horses - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


Thomas Sidney Cooper RA, source artist
John West Giles, lithographer
Ernest Gambart, publisher
Goupil et Compagnie (Paris), publisher