ALFRED AUGUSTUS GLENDENING JR. (1861-1907)
"Hide and Seek"
23 1/2" x 15", Watercolor on Paper 20110
Alfred Augustus Glendening Jr. (1861-1907)
Alfred Augustus Glendening was a London landscape and genre painter; son of Alfred Augustus Glendening Senior, also a painter. The artist was taught by his father and he worked in oils and watercolors.
The work of father and son often bears a striking resemblance, although his father’s work was more focused on the English landscape. Alfred Junior exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1881 to 1904 and also at Suffolk Street. His picture “Haymaking” was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1898 and was bought by the Chantry Bequest for the nation in 1898.
Glendening Junior enjoyed a great deal of popularity in his time, mainly because he knew what the public liked and composed his paintings accordingly. Later in his career, Glendening Junior also became a theatrical scenery painter, as so many of the Victorian artists did to give them a regular income and some sort of security while allowing them to carry on with their painting. He passed away before his father in 1907, but his work has not faded. In 2013, a painting of his sold for a record price in London.