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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA628387: Landscape Oil Painting Of A Church By The River Thames By Alfred Augustus Glendening Snr

Landscape Oil Painting Of A Church By The River Thames By Alfred Augustus Glendening Snr

£5,700    $7,402    €6,769
Alfred Augustus Glendening Snr
 
British, (1840-1921)
 
Shepperton on Thames with St Nicholas Church
 
Oil on canvas, signed
 
Image size: 16 inches x 26 inches
 
Size including frame: 22.5 inches x 32.5 inches
 
Provenance: N Mitchell, Duke Street, London
 
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A charming river landscape painting of the Thames at Shepperton in Surrey featuring St Nicholas Church. A fisherman can be seen punting across the river, whilst cattle water at the bank. The church of St Nicholas was originally built in the 12th century on the site of an earlier church. The tower was added in 1614 with a clock installed in 1769. The church was designated a grade II listed building by Historic England in 1951.
 
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Alfred Augustus Glendening was born in Hampton near Richmond upon Thames in 1840 to James Glendening and Sarah Chandler. Later, the family moved to Greenwich where his father worked as a wharf overseer and then a weighbridge clerk. The area was notable for having the first steam railway passenger line in the capital and Glendening initially found a job working as a railway clerk, before becoming a full time painter. It is highly likely he took lessons during his spare time, perhaps attending evening classes.
 
He married Sophia Illman on 3 March 1861 at St Nicholas Church, Plumstead. The couple lived in Southwark and went on to have 7 children together. One of their sons Alfred Glendening Jnr (1861-1907) also became an artist and was taught by him. He made his debut at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1864 and a year later began exhibiting at the Royal Academy, becoming a regular contributor to both. He also exhibited at the Royal Institution from 1865.
 
By 1869, Glendening had moved to 15 Clarence Road and had become a full time artist. His success allowed him to support his growing family and around 1876, he moved to 161 Bird in Bush Road, Camberwell. He was a popular landscape artist of his time working in many parts of the British Isles. He enjoyed pain...
Antique #SA628387, showcased on this page, originates from 1890. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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