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BIOGRAPHY - Alfred A. Glendening (Active 1861 - 1903)

This Victorian landscape artist was born in London and began his adult life as a railway clerk.  Not much information exists to explain when and where he received his artistic interest and training, but in 1864 he exhibited his first work at The Royal Society of British Artists, Morning on Grassmore Lake.  From that point on, he became a frequent exhibitor at the Society, as well as the Royal Academy (RA) – exhibiting his first work there, A Cornfield – Kent, in 1865.  Among his other important works were Summer Evening (RA -1867), The Thames at Hampton (RA – 1873), Sunbury (RA – 1877), Belugh on the Bure, Norfolk (RA – 1889) and In the Meadows, Youngsbury (RA – 1900)

The English landscape was his specialty – depicting views of the Thames and scenes in Wales and Scotland.  These works often featured small figures by the riverside or swans on the water.  Light comes from outside the picture, filtering its way through a beautiful blue and white sky and casts soft shadows in the water.  His landscapes are filled with subtle shades of color and the water often cuts across the canvas and vanishes around a turn in the background.

Alfred Glendening continued to exhibit in London through 1903 – showing more than 130 works in all.

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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
Haymaking Near Lewes, Sussex
Oil on canvas
16 1/8 x 30 1/8 inches
Signed
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
On the Thames
Oil on canvas
24 x 42 inches
Signed and dated 1903
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
Swans on the River
Oil on canvas
16 x 12 inches
Signed
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
Punting on the Thames
Oil on canvas
12 x 22 inches
Signed and dated '08
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
Landscape with Haywagon
Oil on canvas
12 x 20 inches
Signed and dated 1895
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
Old Shoreham, Surrey
Oil on canvas
12 x 22 inches
Signed and dated '97
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
The Weir at Durham
Oil on canvas
36 x 28 inches
Signed and dated '80
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
Summer Landscape
Oil on canvas
24 x 38 inches
Signed & dated '67
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
By The Riverside
Oil on canvas
12 x 20 inches
Signed
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
Belaugh on the Bure, Norfolk
Oil on canvas
30 x 50 inches
Signed
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Alfred A. Glendening
(Active 1861 - 1903)
River Landscape
Oil on canvas
12 x 22 inches
Signed