Jane and Wilfrid in their home at Cheyne Walk
In the 1890s de Glehn was showing his paintings at the Salon of the Societé Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and in London he showed work at the New English Art Club and at the Royal Academy. He also showed work at the Summer Exhibitions held at the New Gallery, Regent Street. His first major exhibition in London he shared with his cousin, Lucien Monod in 1899. One-man shows in Paris, New York, the Carfax Gallery, and at the Goupil Gallery followed later.
In the early articles devoted to de Glehn, firstly in The Magazine of Art in 1903 and then in The Studio in 1912, one has the sense of an artist with a great diversity of interests. In The Magazine of Art, Van der Veer writes of a “…talent not only many-sided, but equal-sided”, with a “…versatility [that] does not seem to involve loss of power”. De Glehn was known for his portraits, his landscape compositions, for “decorative subject pictures” and even for designing stained glass windows in Essex, Kent and the United States.
Design for a Memorial Window to
Mr and Mrs Thomas Nelson Page of Maine, USA, c. 1922
Design for the Altar window of
Hill Hall Church, Epping