S/967 Village Gossips by Hubert Coop R.B.A.
Signed; titled on original frame
Watercolour size: 13.25x20.25 in. (33.5x51.5 cm.)
Frame size: 22x28.25 in. (56x72 cm.)
Hubert Coop was born at Olney, Buckinghamshire, the son of the Rev. Thomas Coop and was educated in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. He started work as a draughtsman at a railway carriage works near Birmingham and was later engaged in business at Oxford. He took up art and painting in both oil and watercolour specialising in landscape and coastal views including some scenes on the River Thames.
Hubert Coop was elected a Member of the Royal Society of British Artists at the early age of 25; also exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1897 onwards, as well as at many of the leading London and Provincial Galleries. Painting in Wales, Yorkshire, Kent and the Midlands he moved down to the West Country in 1920 and lived in "Goats Hill House", Goats Hill, Northam, where he produced many local scenes. A fine collection of his works may be seen at the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, North Devon.
39 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
24 Royal Society of British Artists
20 Royal Society of Artists Birmingham
19 Royal Academy
8 Royal Cambrian Academy
4 Fine Art Society
3 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour