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Alfred Edward Chalon
19 c. Early Modern Painter, illustrator
London, English, (1780–1860)
b. Feb. 15, 1780 in Geneva, Switzerland; d. Oct. 3, 1860 in London, England.
Younger brother of J. J. Chalon. Both were artists and lived in Kensington. Alfred entered the Royal Academy schools in 1797. In 1808 he founded the sketching society. His graceful portraits tended to be about 15" high, and typify early Victorian art. Appointed Painter in Watercolors to the Queen. Painted many historical and literary subjects in oil and charicatures in brown wash.
House; Mallalieu, Brit. watercolour artists; Schweiz. K√ľnst.-Lex.; Thieme-Becker.

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