The After Glow

WAG 6969


Jenkins exhibited an oil painting called 'The Afterglow' in the Autumn Exhibition of 1894 (cat. 363), on sale for £10. The drawing here is likely to be a prepatory work for that finished painting. Jenkins was born in London and lived in Nottingham until 1890, when he moved to Liverpool. He exhibited infrequently at the Royal Academy from 1885 until 1910. He first exhibited at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1886 and was a regular exhibitor from then on. In 1913 he represented the Liverpool Academy on the Hanging Committee of the Autumn Exhibition and did not enter his own work for the exhibition that year, a fact noted in obituaries as evidence of his 'high sense of duty' and commitment to impartiality.