18th Mar, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European and Sporting Pictures

  Lot 1066


Thomas Sidney Cooper RA (1803-1902)
"The Rustic Footbath"
Signed and dated 1883, oil on panel, 40cm by 60cm

Provenance: Oakham Galleries Ltd., London; Sotheby's London, Victorian & Edwardian Pictures, November 25th 2005, Lot 348
Exhibited: The Royal Academy, London, 1883, no.441

Sold for £5,500
Estimated at £3,000 - £5,000


Cleaned and revarnished. Panel seemingly sound and stable. Light surface dirt and discoloured varnish now in evidence. Minor retouching along top edge and mostly upper 50% of left hand side edge. Further minor retouching to lower edge left hand side third in the main. Minor retouching to right hand side edge, mostly upper 50%. A small amount of essentially fine retouches within sky to right hand side and other fine and scattered retouches to sky mostly contained within upper left hand corner. Delicate retouching to the top of the larger stone nearest foreground and further very fine retouches presumably to old flaked paint just above lower edge right hand side. Some very fine outlining to the figure. Otherwise in a broadly good and stable state of preservation.


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Auction: British, European and Sporting Pictures, 18th Mar, 2023

Traditional Picture Sales offer a wide range of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints from the 15th to the early 20th centuries.

The sale includes the Picture Collection from Denton Hall, Ilkley, West Yorkshire which has been part of the NG Bailey group of companies for over 40 years. NG Bailey is the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business and is owned by the Bailey family. 

A fully illustrated catalogue will be available leading up to the sale.

Entries are invited for forthcoming sales


Sunday 12th March 11am-4pm, Monday 13th March-Friday 17th March 10am-4pm and morning of the sale from 8am. 

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