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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.

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(John) Sims Reeves, by Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG 1962(g)

(John) Sims Reeves

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

Charles Robert Cockerell, by Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG 5096

Charles Robert Cockerell

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

Possibly Emma Romer, by Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG 1962(h)

Possibly Emma Romer

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

Elizabeth Laura Henrietta Russell, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D39946

Elizabeth Laura Henrietta Russell

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D39946

King George III, by Samuel Freeman, published by  Edward Baines, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D36706

King George III

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

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Robert Cooper, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG 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

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