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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA719596: Landscape Oil Painting Of Swans On A River By Alfred Augustus Glendening Snr

Landscape Oil Painting Of Swans On A River By Alfred Augustus Glendening Snr

£5,900    $7,585    €6,810
Alfred Augustus Glendening Snr
 
British, (1840-1921)
 
Swans on the River
 
Oil on canvas, signed & dated (18)96
 
Image size: 17.75 inches x 30.75 inches
 
Size including frame: 25 inches x 38 inches
 
Provenance: Ravensbourne Galleries, Beckenham, Kent
 
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A beautiful river landscape painting of swans on a river by Alfred Glendening Snr. Two white swans can be seen moving gracefully upon the water opposite a bed of waterlilies and rushes. The topography is similar to that of the Thames near Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.
 
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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 later 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 painting the dramatic landscapes of Wales and the Scottish Highlands as well as views of the southern counties, particularly the Thames, Surrey and Sussex.
 
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