Henry Thomas Alken Sr
(1785 - 1851)
Henry Thomas Alken, Sr. was active/lived in England. Henry Alken Sr is known for equestrian genre painting, engraving, miniatures.
Biography Henry Thomas Alken, Sr.
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, Samuel Jr., and Sefferien John.
Young Henry first studied under his father and then with the miniature painter John Thomas Barber Beaumont (1774-1841), also known as J.T. Barber. Alken began exhibiting at the Royal Academy as a young m
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