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Alfred Edward Chalon (1780-1860), Portrait and subject painter

Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 182 portraits
Born in Geneva to French parents. His father became a professor at the Royal Military College in Sandhurst, and the family moved to England. In 1797, Chalon enrolled at the Royal Academy schools. He first exhibited at the academy in 1810; was elected an associate two years later and became an academician in 1816. Chalon's talents lay in painting miniature watercolour portraits. His work became highly fashionable. He came to the attention of Queen Victoria and she asked him to paint her first visit to the House of Lords in 1837. Afterwards, the queen appointed him as painter in watercolour. The head and shoulders of this portrait were featured on many British colonial postage stamps.

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1962(b)

Maria Theresa Kemble

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour and pen and ink, 1804
NPG 1962(b)

1962(g)

(John) Sims Reeves

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour and pencil, circa 1804-1836
NPG 1962(g)

1962(a)

Angelica Catalani

by Alfred Edward Chalon
pen and ink, 1814
NPG 1962(a)

1962(c)

Maria Dickons (nee Poole)

by Alfred Edward Chalon
ink, 1815
NPG 1962(c)

1328

Claudine de Begnis (nee Ronzi)

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour and pencil, circa 1823
NPG 1328

5096

Charles Robert Cockerell

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour, circa 1825-1830
NPG 5096

1962(j)

Abigail Betts; Harriet Catherine Cawse (nee Fiddes)

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour and pen and ink, circa 1828
NPG 1962(j)

1962(f)

Henry Phillips

by Alfred Edward Chalon
pencil, pen and ink, 1828
NPG 1962(f)

1962(i)

Sarah West (nee Cooke)

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour, 1829
NPG 1962(i)

1962(d)

Possibly Adelaide Kemble

by Alfred Edward Chalon
pencil and watercolour, 1830
NPG 1962(d)

1962(e)

Robert Lindley

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour, circa 1830
NPG 1962(e)

1962(l)

Marie Taglioni

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour, circa 1831
NPG 1962(l)

1309

Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

by or after Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour, circa 1834
NPG 1309

1962(k)

Julia Smith; Sarah Smith

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour and pen and ink, 1836
NPG 1962(k)

1962(h)

Possibly Emma Romer

by Alfred Edward Chalon
pencil and watercolour, circa 1836
NPG 1962(h)

2538

William Frederick Lake Price

by Alfred Edward Chalon
chalk, circa 1844
NPG 2538

D36706

King George III

by Samuel Freeman, published by Edward Baines, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 30 June 1811
NPG D36706

D33513

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Robert Cooper, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1816
NPG D33513

D33514

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 21 October 1816
NPG D33514