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Oil painting - Wooded glen
  • Wooded glen
    Lee, Frederick Richard, born 1798 - died 1879
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Wooded glen

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    1860 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lee, Frederick Richard, born 1798 - died 1879 (artist)
    Cooper, Thomas Sidney, born 1803 - died 1902 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Charles Rivaz

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This painting is a combined effort by Frederick Richard Lee (1798-1879) and Thomas Sydney Cooper (1803-1902). From 1847 they were regular collaborators, Lee undertaking the painting of the landscape and Cooper the painting of the animals. In Walks Among London's Pictures published in 1910, E.B. Chancellor wrote of this picture: "the landscape is clever and attractive, especially the glimpse of the distance, and the cows are less 'tinny' than is usual with Cooper [proving how] infinitely better his work in this direction was as an adjunct to a landscape than when the animals formed the chief motif." Despite both artists exhibiting many works at the Royal Academy and elsewhere, this particular one does not appear to have been shown.

Physical description

In the foreground a group of six, horned cows stand in a river. On the left bank are three further cows, two lying down and one standing, and a number of sheep. The right bank has two large trees near the waters edge and then slopes steeply upwards as a grassy incline lined with trees. In the centre midground is a thatched cottage, nestling amongst the trees, with smoke coming from its chimney. In the background are hills covered in trees.

Place of Origin

England (painted)


1860 (painted)


Lee, Frederick Richard, born 1798 - died 1879 (artist)
Cooper, Thomas Sidney, born 1803 - died 1902 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

F R Lee RA/TS Cooper ARA 1860
signed and dated bottom left corner


Height: 74.8 cm estimate, Width: 105.3 cm estimate, Height: 105.5 cm framed, Width: 135.5 cm framed, Depth: 11 cm framed, :

Object history note

Given by Mrs Charles Rivaz, 1888

Descriptive line

Oil painting on canvas, 'Wooded Glen', Frederick Richard Lee and Thomas Sydney Cooper, 1860.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 156


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Sheep; River; Cows; Cottage; Landscape; Trees




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