Alfred Edward Chalon(1780-1860), Portrait and subject painter
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 180 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 his portrait of the Queen were featured on many British colonial postage stamps.
- John James Chalon (brother)
- Lunchtime Lecture: The Byron Ladies: Icons and Outcasts
19 July, 13:15