THOMAS COOPER MOORE
1827 – 1901
Oil on canvas
Frame size: 24 x 30 inches / 61 x 76.2 cm
Stock number: PB0004/MAY18
Out of the ordinary, this is a substantial and detailed work.
Thomas Cooper Moore, was a 19th century painter, watercolourist and pen and ink artist who first trained as an architect before dedicating himself to art. He was mainly self taught in this field but later started the first sketching class in Nottingham and was a founder of the Nottingham Society of artists. Most of Moore’s landscapes were produced in or around the Nottingham area. He seems to have particuarly liked drawing and painting pub and inns as well as scenes by the local rivers and canals. During this time and later in the nineteenth century his art was exhibited in Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham and London. T. C. Moore was also the father and teacher of Claude T. S. Moore (1853-1901), who became very well known for his paintings and watercolours of the Thames and other river views.A younger son Rubens Arthur also became a well known and respected Nottingham artist.
He is represented in Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham County Hall and Nottingham Archives. Mansfield District Council have one of his paintings, and Victoria & Albert Museum in London have a series of drawings and watercolours in their collection.