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 Henry Thomas Alken  (1785 - 1851)

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Lived/Active: England      Known for: engraver, caricaturist, illustration-equestrian genre

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Birth
1785 (London, England)
 
Death
1851

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England

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A keen huntsman, Henry Alken painted in both oil and watercolor what he loved best: hunting and coaching scenes.  The most famous of the Alken family of painters, Henry was born in London in 1785.  He was also an engraver, caricaturist and illustrator.  His most prolific period of painting and drawing occurred between 1816 and 1831.

Alken was born in Soho, London, and was the third son of Samuel Alken, a sporting artist.  Two of his brothers were artists; George, Samue (showing 500 of 2092 characters).



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