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JOHN JAMES CHALON (1778-1854)

1778 to 1854, England

Boys Bathing

Oil on canvas

Condition
Original frame

Signed and dated 1810

107.00 x 92.10 cm    42.13 x 36.26 inches

Overall Framed Size
125.50 x 109.00 cm    49.41 x 42.91 inches

Exhibitions
Royal Academy, 1810, no.302.
Geneva Musée d'Art - Chalon Exhibition,1971, no.17.
Provenance
Anonymous sale (J.R.Lorent); Christie’s, London, 14th April 1883, lot 139
(37 gns. to Bt.Partrington [?]).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 23rd November 1966, lot 36
Fine Art Society, 1966
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 25th November 1977, lot 161
Anna Nelson; and thence by descent.


Boys Bathing

John James Chalon, like his renowned younger brother, the portrait and genre painter Alfred Edward, was born in Geneva on 27th March 1778. The family was of French Protestant descent which had fled their native country following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The edict of Nantes, passed by Henry IV in 1598, had granted tolerance to Huguenot Protestants ...
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