Thomas Benjamin Kennington (1856-1916) Figurative Painting - In Arcady
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Thomas Benjamin Kennington
In Arcady

c. 1885

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Oil on canvasboard. c. 1885. 8 x 6-1/4 inches (20.3 x 15.9 cm). Framed Dimensions 16 X 13.75 X 3 Inches. Signed and titled on label on the reverse, In Arcady. TB Kennington EXHIBITED: The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London, n.d. (label on the reverse). Thomas Benjamin Kennington (7 April 1856 – 10 December 1916) was an English genre, social realist and portrait painter. He was a founder member of the New English Art Club (NEAC) and the Imperial Arts League. Kennington was born in Grimsby in Lincolnshire and trained in art at the Liverpool School of Art (winning a gold medal), the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, and the Académie Julian in Paris, where he studied under Bougereau and Robert-Fleury.[1] He later moved to Chelsea in London.[2] He exhibited at the Royal Academy, London from 1880–1916, and also regularly showed his work at the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in Suffolk Street and the Grosvenor gallery.[3] He was a founder member and first secretary of the New English Art Club (from 1886), and also founded the Imperial Arts League, whose stated purpose was to "protect and promote the interests of Artists and to inform, advise and assist...." He won a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889. Kennington became known not only for his idealised paintings of domestic and everyday-life scenes but also for his social realist works.

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  • Artist
    Thomas Benjamin Kennington (1856 - 1916, British)
  • Creation Year
    c. 1885
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
    Late Victorian
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Under UV exam, there appears to be touches of inpaint scattered throughout, most notably to face
  • Gallery Location
    Storrs, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU33521317623
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