Wilfred Gabriel de Glehn RA (1870-1951)
Clare College from the Backs
Inscribed “To my friend H Thirkill Master of Clare” Signed “W de Glehn, 1940”
De Glehn painted Henry Thirkill in a portrait that is in the collection of Clare College and may be viewed here. Thirkill was Master between 1939 and 1958 and the portrait was commissioned in 1947.
A versatile painter, skilled at portraiture, landscapes and figures de Glehn is regarded as one of England’s premier Impressionist painters. His ability to portray lighting in a lively fashion and his vibrant use of colour combine to provide wonderfully rich paintings.
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