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HENRY THOMAS ALKEN (1785-1851)

1785 to 1851, England

Shooting over Dogs

Oil on canvas

Signed

26.00 x 35.50 cm    10.24 x 13.98 inches


Shooting over Dogs

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.

He was born in Soh...
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