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HENRY THOMAS ALKEN (1785-1851)

1785 to 1851, England

A Gentleman driving a Gig to his Country Home

Oil on canvas

25.50 x 33.00 cm    10.04 x 12.99 inches


A Gentleman driving a Gig to his Country Home

Henry Alken Snr was the best known of this renowned dynasty of sporting painters. They were originally of Danish ancestry and Henry was the son of Samuel Alken Snr and the brother of George Samuel Junior and Sefferein John. He himself had 5 children of which Samuel Henry (Henry Alken Jnr) and Sefferein Jnr became sporting artists.
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