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ID: 500121839
 
Record Type: Person
Alken, Henry (English painter and engraver, 1785-1851)

Note: 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. Comment on works: Sporting

Names:
Alken, Henry (preferred,V,index)
Henry Alken (V,display)
Alken, Henry Thomas (V)
Ben Tally-Ho (V)
Henry Thomas Alken (V)
alken h. (LU,U)
alken, sr., henry (LU,U)
h. alken (LU,U)
h. alken, sr (LU,U)
henry alken (LU,U)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred, H)
painter (H)
printmaker (H)
engraver (printmaker)
illustrator (H)
landscapist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Alken, Samuel, Sr.  
..............  (English engraver, 1756-1815) [500031155]
child of ....  Alken, Sefferien, II  
..............  (English painter, 1821-1873) [500121840]
grandchild of ....  Alken, Sefferien, I  
........................  (English woodcarver and gilder, 1717-1782) [500042351]
member of ....  Alken family  
................  (English artists, active 18th-19th centuries) [500121841]
parent by marriage (in-law) of ....  Zeitter, John Christian  
....................................................  (British genre painter and engraver, active 1824, died 1862) [500023670]
parent of ....  Alken, Samuel Henry  
................  (English painter, 1810-1894) [500014677]
sibling of ....  Alken, George  
..................  (English painter, ca. 1794-ca. 1837) [500025049]
sibling of ....  Alken, Samuel, Jr.  
..................  (English painter, 1784-ca. 1825) [500003607]
sibling of ....  Alken, Seffrien John  
..................  (English painter, 1796-1857) [500015285]
student of ....  Beaumont, John Thomas Barber  
..................  (British miniaturist, 1774-1841) [500029164]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Alken, Henry (I)

Biographies:
(English painter and engraver, 1785-1851) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British painter, printmaker, 1785-1851) ..... [BHA]
(British artist, 1785-1851) ..... [PROV]
(British artist, 1785-1851) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1774-1815) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, 1774-1815) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Unknown artist) ..... [PROV]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
alken h. ........ [PROV]
................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Alken, Henry ........ [PROV, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred]
..........................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976) 1:116
..........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..........................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 13 October 2004
..........................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Alken, Henry Thomas ........ [BHA Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.......................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
.......................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 10
.......................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
.......................................  Witt Library, Authority files
alken, sr., henry ........ [PROV]
................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Ben Tally-Ho ........ [VP]
...........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
h. alken ........ [PROV]
................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
h. alken, sr ........ [PROV]
......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Henry Alken ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
henry alken ........ [PROV]
......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Henry Thomas Alken ........ [PROV, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.....................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976) 1:116
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Foskett, A dictionary of British miniature painters (1972)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr90024938
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 13 October 2004
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr90024938
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 10
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [PROV, VP]
.......... Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
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