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REF: 5056

Medium - Oil on canvas board

Size - 17" x 21½" (43cm x 55cm)

Recto – Signed J.T. Kenney 47.


Verso - Inscribed “M.E.M. B/S” 17 4/47” “With best wishes from the Battys” “May every sound become a song and all be right and nothing wrong!”



Purchased from a private collection.

The subject of the painting is John’s home town of Kibworth in Leicestershire, England. The primary focus of the painting is of St Wilfrid’s Church viewed from approximately 12 Church Road.


Condition – Excellent

Kibworth, Leicestershire by John Kenney

  • John Theodore Eardley Kenney was a 20th Century English sporting artist and illustrator who worked on a number of Reverend Wilbert Awdry's The Railway Series, Thomas the Tank Engine books from 1957 to 1962. The War interrupted John's career as a commercial artist, he did however make a number of drawings of the war and these are now housed in the British Royal Army Museum. John was also the teacher and mentor of the equestrian artist Neil Cawthorne.

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