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Henry Alken (aka Henry Thomas Alken)

English painter and engraver

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
The most well-known of a family of British sporting artists of Danish origin. The aquatints made after his paintings of hunting fields were extremely popular and continue to be so, despite his archaic style.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500121839.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Henry Alken (aka Henry Thomas Alken):

Henry Alken Coursing—Going Out, 19th century Soft-ground etching with hand coloring
Henry Alken Fox Hunting—Check, 19th century Soft-ground etching with hand coloring
Henry Alken Racing—Doing Their Best, 19th century Soft-ground etching with hand coloring
Charles Bentley after Henry Alken Partridge Shooting, 1836 Color aquatint and etching
Charles Bentley after Henry Alken Partridge Shooting, 1835 Color aquatint and etching with watercolor
Charles Bentley after Henry Alken Partridge Shooting, 1836 Color aquatint and etching
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