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ALFRED EDWARD CHALON, R.A. (1780-1860)
  • ALFRED EDWARD CHALON, R.A. (1780-1860)

    THE REV. RICHARD MARTER M.A. (d.1871), SOMETIME RECTOR OF BRIGHTWALTON, AGED FIFTEEN, WITH HIS YOUNGER SISTER

    Titled & inscribedto label on backboard Rev. Rd. Marter at fifteen / by Chalon 

    Watercolour with pencil

    43 x 55 cm

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous Sale, Christie's, London, 13.11.1997, Lot 24;

    Anonymous Sale, Christie's, 10.12.1997, Lot 143;

    Michael Godfrey Esq., Southeast England

     

     

    Alfred Edward Chalon was born in Geneva but moved to England as a child, when his father was made French professor at Sandhurst. He began his studies at the Royal Academy Schools in 1797 and, having become a fashionable portraitist, was elected a Royal Academician in 1816.

     

    Chalon was the first to paint Queen Victoria on her accession to the throne. He was later appointed her official Portrait Painter in Water-colours. His brother, John James Chalon (1778-1854), was also a painter and together they established the Society for the Study of Epic and Pastoral Design in 1808, also known as the Bread and Cheese Society, and the Chalon Sketching Society.

     

     

      £5,000.00Price
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