A Fisherman Gathering Eel Traps on the Thames, possibly Marlow

by Alfred Augustus Glendening Snr


MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS: (unframed)15.6 x 29.3  inches (39.5 x 74.5 cm)
(framed) 22.2 x 36.2 inches (56.5 x 92 cm)
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘A A Glendening’ (lower right)


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    Glendening is best known for his beautifully detailed landscape views, indeed he was one of the most popular landscape artists 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 (as in this example), Surrey and Sussex. His son and pupil was Alfred Glendening Junior (1861-1907).

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    Alfred Augustus Glendening was a London landscape painter, who it is believed, was born in Greenwich around 1840. As a young man he started work as a railway clerk before devoting his life to his painting.

    He soon became one of the most popular landscape artists of his period, working in many parts of the British Isles. Glendening particularly enjoyed painting views of the Thames, Surrey and Sussex in the Southern Counties, and in the Scottish Highlands where he enjoyed painting dramatic landscapes with lochs and cattle.

    He exhibited at the Royal Academy, British Institution and Suffolk Street between 1865 and 1903.

    His son and pupil was Alfred Glendening Jnr. whose work is very similar to that of his father. He painted in a broad and realistic fashion in a style similar to that of Alfred de Bréanski.

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