Walter Henry Sweet and George Henry Jenkins Collection 2007

Antique paintings and pictures G.H. Jenkins and W. H. Sweet
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George Henry Jenkins

Barbican Fish Market, Plymouth
Watercolour, 300 x 225mm, 12 x 9". Signed. SOLD

G. H. Jenkins - watercolour - Barbican Fish Market
Mayflower Steps The Barbican , Plymouth
Watercolour, 300 x 225mm, 12 x 9". Signed. SOLD
G H Jenkins - Mayflower Steps Plymouth
Thurlestone Rock 1898 (from South Milton Sands)
Oil on canvas, 430 x 610mm, 17 x 24", signed, SOLD
Thurlestone Rock OIl Painting
Cann Woods (River Plym near Marsh Mills, Plymouth)
Oil on canvas, 340 x 515mm, 13.25 x 20.25", signed, £950
Cann Woods - Marsh Mills - River Plym - Plymouth
In the Okement Valley with Belstone Tor in the Distance - Dartmoor
Oil on canvas, 460 x 510mm,18 x 30" SOLD
G H Jenkins oil painting - Okement Valley and Belstone Tor Dartmoor
Mount Batten, Plymouth
George Henry Jenkins Junior
Oil on board, 265 x 415mm, 10.5 x 16.25", unsigned, £795
George Henry Jenkins junior - Mount Batten Plymouth
Plymouth Sound, Breakwater and The Mewsone from Mount Edgecumbe.
George Henry Jenkins Junior
Oil on board, 265 x 415mm, 10.5 x 16.25", unsigned, £795
Plymouth Sound

George Henry Jenkins (fl. 1870 - 1910)
A West country artist who painted extensively throughout Devon
and Cornwall in both oil and watercolour. His subjects are all topographical
featuring landscapes and seascapes. Examples of his work are held by
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. He lived at 10 Saltram Terrace,
Plympton, Plymouth from 1873 to 1880. He and his wife Hannah had their seven children baptized at Plympton St. Mary's church (5 of them in 2 days on the 10th and 11th of December!)
His second child was called after him and also became an artist,
with a very similar signature his work can be distinguished by the use of more vivid colours.

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.
Jenkins Jnr appears to have had some pictures published as postcards by
Raphael Tuck in the Picturesque Devon series.

Walter Henry Sweet

Boscastle, Cornwall
Watercolour, 255 x 360mm, 10 x 14", SOLD
Walter Henry Sweet - Boscastle Cornwall
Cockington Forge (near Torquay)
Watercolour, 255 x 357mm, 10 x 14"SOLD
W. H. Sweet watercolor - Cockington Forge Near Torquay
The Butterwalk Totnes
Waterclour, 372 x 265mm, 14.5 x 10.5", SOLD
Totnes - The Butterwalk
Clovelly Fish Market, North Devon
Watercolour, 285 x 155mm, 11.25 x 6", £595
Clovelly Fish Market
Ship Inn, Porlock (Somerset)
Watercolor, 355 x 255mm, 14 x 10", SOLD
W H Sweet watercolur - Ship Inn Porlock Somerset

Walter Henry Sweet (1889 - 1943)>
A prolific West country artist who painted street scenes, moorland views
and seascapes. Born on 11th April 1889 and studied at Exeter School of Art
under the guidance of his friend John Shapland. He worked locally and exhibited
at the Devon and Exeter Annual Exhibition at the Elands Gallery in
the early 1900's. At the outbreak of the First World War he joined
the Devonshire Regiment and saw active service abroad. After the war he moved to
Dundee and was employed by James Valentine and Sons as a commercial illustrator.
He married and had two sons one of whom studied at the Dundee College of art.
Sweet died in Dundee on the 12th February 1943 aged 53.
His work is characterized by the use of soft pinks and greens as well as the more dominant light brown.

 

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