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Mountain river landscape by Alfred Augustus Glendening – £5200 at Lawrences of Bletchingly.

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A 2ft x 3ft 6in (61cm x 1.06m) oil on canvas by landscapist Alfred Augustus Glendening (fl.1861-1903) tipped over top estimate to sell for £5200. Typical of his rural scenes, the signed oil, dated 1900, depicts a mountain river landscape with an angler in the foreground.

Father and son

Glendening was a Royal Academy exhibitor whose bucolic landscapes found considerable fame during his lifetime with the wealthy middle-class city dwellers of the industrial age.

His son and pupil, Alfred Glendening Junior (1861-1907), painted in a stylistically similar manner and was also a successful painter in oils and watercolour.

Like many Victorian painters, Glendening’s works peaked on the secondary market in the 1980s.

Selling below estimate at the June 6 sale was Heywood Hardy’s (1842-1933) 2ft x 18in (61 x 46cm) oil on canvas Temptations. Well-known for his horse-riding scenes, the artist’s canvas of two young ladies passing a young man on horseback with his dog sold for £7600. Hardy painted many versions on this theme.