Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860

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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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referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Letter to [Lady Blessington]. [s.l.] 1841. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Autograph letter signed : n.p., to Mr. Knight, n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Alfred Edward Chalon letter to Madam, circa 1840. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn John Edward Gray papers, 1783-1884, 1783-1884 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Letters, ca. 1830-1860. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Letter, 1853 Feb., London. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Daniels, Diana P. Letter, 1957 Nov. 15, London, to William Morris Beaumont, [London] [2] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mrs. William Prescott Knight, 1849 Mar. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1802-1873. Papers of Sir Edwin Landseer and family, ca. 1809-1885. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Joseph Severn papers, 1821-1899. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860,. Monsr. Dumont [graphic] / The British Library, Group Batchload
creatorOf Lytton, Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness, 1802-1882. Letter [1856] Oct. 9, "Par le beau Soleil" [i.e. Taunton, Somersetshire?] to A.E. Chalon, Brighton, Sussex. University of Michigan
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Autograph letter in third person, not signed : Great Marlborough St. [London], to Messrs. Colnaghi & Co., no year, "Saturday." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Autograph letter signed : n.p. [London], to Miss Combe, n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jones, George, 1786-1869. Correspondence, ca. 1831-1885. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Autograph letter in third person, not signed : [London], to Lady Bell, no year May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Letter to [?]. [s.l.]. 1842 Saturday. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Chalon, Alfred Edward, 1780-1860. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, 1813 Mar. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn W. B. O. Field portrait collection, ca. 1600-1900. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Bell, Lady, person
associatedWith Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849, person
associatedWith Combe, Miss, person
associatedWith Daniels, Diana P. person
associatedWith Field, William B. Osgood, collector. person
associatedWith Gray, John Edward person
associatedWith Jones, George, 1786-1869. person
associatedWith Knight, John Prescott, 1803-1881, person
associatedWith Knight, William Prescott, Mrs, person
associatedWith Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1802-1873. person
associatedWith Lytton, Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness, 1802-1882. person
associatedWith P. & D. Colnaghi & Co, corporateBody
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
correspondedWith Severn, Joseph, 1793-1879 person
associatedWith Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 person
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Painters--History--19th century
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Birth 1780-02-15

Death 1860-10-03

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