Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
West Giles Sheep

J. West Giles after T. S. Cooper

Our Flocks No. 2 Highland Sheep

29 x 25½ inches

A large-scale lithograph with original hand colour; drawn on stone by John West Giles after the painting by T. S. Cooper; published in London in 1851.

As the Nineteenth Century progressed the gentry and nobility of Victorian society developed a fascination with the Highlands of Scotland. As an antidote to the rapid urbanization and industrialization of many towns and cities in England there appeared a renewed quest for Arcadia and many found the answer in the relatively unspoilt Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Trips up to the Glens became increasingly popular and where fashionable society led the artists followed. This idyllic scene of Highland sheep grazing amongst the gorse is typical of the work of Thomas Sydney Cooper.

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