c1879 George Henry Jenkins Coastal Cliff with Sheep Oil Painting


An attractive Victorian signed oil painting on canvas of a rugged coastal Cliff scene, with a small flock of sheep in the middle distance.

The low cliffs and the rocky outcrops are very reminiscent of Lands End in Cornwall. There is a moderate swell with waves crashing on the beach. The sun is in the west, making it an afternoon painting with a moody light, very well captured by the artist. The painting, which is nicely mounted, framed and glazed, is by the acclaimed West Country artist George Henry Jenkins. It is signed and dated 1879.

Most of his paintings of Devon and Cornwall date from 1870 and 1890. Condition is good.
G. H. Jenkins (1838 - 1914) painted throughout Devon and Cornwall in both oil and watercolour. He is reported as an active artist between 1870 and 1910. From 1873 to 1880 he lived at 10 Saltram Terrace, Plympton, Devon near Plymouth. He also exhibited work painted in North Wales.
He exhibited at the Society of Western Artists, Plymouth Arts Club and at the RWA in Bristol. He showed a total of 20 works at the RWA between 1892 and 1895 at the Annual Winter Exhibitions, subjects included On the Lledr, North Wales and in 1892 King Arthur's Castle, Tintagel. He did not appear to exhibit in London, but did show Trawlers entering Plymouth Sound at the Dore Gallery in an exhibition of West country artists c.1900. He also exhibited two Dartmoor views at the Elands Gallery in Exeter in 1907.

Size: 41 x 24.5 cm (16 1/8 x 9 5/8 inches)
Size frame: 60 x 45 x 2.5 cm (23 5/8 x 17 ¾ x 1 inches)
Weight: 2120g