In The Kitchen

Country of Origin England
Dated 1886
Medium Oil on canvas
Signed/Dated Signed & dated 1886 upper left
Dimensions 20.00inch wide (50.80 cm wide)
16.00inch high (40.64 cm high)


Thomas Benjamin Kennington trained at Liverpool School of Art, the Royal College of Art and the Académie Julian in Paris. He was a founder member of the New English Art Club, and exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Suffolk Street Gallery in London from 1880. He won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. His paintings are notable for their emphatic handling and pathos. He was the father of the British war artist Eric Henri Kennington.
Museum and Gallery Holdings
Adelaide (AG of South Australia): The Pinch of Poverty (1889, oil on canvas)
Christchurch, NZ (AG): James Alfred Wadmore of Bristol, England (1890, oil on canvas); Relaxation (1908, oil on canvas)
Liverpool: Daily Bread
London (Tate Collection): Orphans (1885, oil on canvas)
Manchester (Whitworth AG): Robert Dukinfield Darbishire (oil on canvas); Sir Joseph Whitworth (oil on canvas

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