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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.

Names:
Alken, Henry (preferred,V,index)
Henry Alken (V,display)
Alken, Henry Thomas (V)
Ben Tally-Ho (V)
Henry Thomas Alken (V)

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]

Sources and Contributors:
Alken, Henry ........ [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
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
Ben Tally-Ho ........ [VP]
...........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Henry Alken ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
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 .......... [VP]
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