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SAMUEL HENRY ALKEN (1810-1894)

1810 to 1894, England

Taking the Water – A Steeplechasing Scene; a set of four

Oil on panel

9.80 x 24.00 cm    3.86 x 9.45 inches

Provenance
Ex Collection Viscount Melgund, 4th Earl of Minto

Taking the Water – A Steeplechasing Scene; a set of four

Henry Alken Jnr.’s Christian name was Samuel Henry Alken, but he is probably better known as the former. He was born on August 22nd, 1810, as the first son of Henry Alken, a major sporting painter of the 18th century and a member of this renowned dynasty of seven sporting artists. The Alkens were originally of Danish des...
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