JENKINS Joseph John


Watercolour on paper: 47 x 33.5 cm / 18.5 x 13.2 in
Signed lower right

Painter of genre scenes and landscapes; watercolourist and etcher.

Joseph John Jenkins was trained by his father David Jenkins. However, he soon left engraving to turn to watercolour. He exhibited in London from 1829 to 1881. He became a member of the ‘New Watercolour Society’ in 1842 and was later admitted to the ‘Society of Painters in Watercolours’, of which he was secretary from 1854 to 1864. He also participated at the exhibitions of the Society.

Jenkins collected documents with a view to writing a history of the latter society, but his death prevented him from finishing it.

London 1811 - 1885
British School

Blackburn - Dublin - London - Reading

E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 7, p. 805.