Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1780-02-15
Death 1860-10-03
Britons

Biographical notes:

Miniature painter.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, 1813 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270876661

Alfred Edward Chalon was an English artist, known as one of the best watercolor portrait artists of his day. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, his family settled in London where Chalon and his brother, John James, enrolled in the Royal Academy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1801-1860, and his reputation was enhanced by his outgoing personality and eye for elegant detail. He painted in watercolors and oils, specializing in small watercolor portraits and ivory miniatures, but also painting murals and historical scenes. He was the first to paint Queen Victoria after her accession, and was appointed the Queen's official watercolor artist. He and his brother had a very close relationship, and were at the center of a social group of artists.

From the description of Alfred Edward Chalon letter to Madam, circa 1840. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 106468387

Swiss-English water-color painter.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : n.p., to Mr. Knight, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623342

From the description of Autograph letter in third person, not signed : [London], to Lady Bell, no year May 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621799

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mrs. William Prescott Knight, 1849 Mar. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623022

From the description of Autograph letter signed : n.p. [London], to Miss Combe, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623338

From the description of Autograph letter in third person, not signed : Great Marlborough St. [London], to Messrs. Colnaghi & Co., no year, "Saturday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621803

English portrait painter of French descent, born in Geneva. Named Royal Academician in 1816, court painter to Queen Victoria in 1838. Younger brother of John James Chalon, genre and landscape painter.

From the description of Letters, ca. 1830-1860. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83862091

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Subjects:

  • Painters--19th century--Correspondence
  • Painters--History--19th century

Occupations:

  • Artists

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)