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SAMUEL HENRY ALKEN (1810-1894)

1810 to 1894, English

Wild Dayrell, Winner of the Epsom Derby, 1855

Oil on canvas

Signed, inscribed on label on reverse

30.50 x 50.80 cm    12.01 x 20.00 inches


Wild Dayrell, Winner of the Epsom Derby, 1855

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 descent with Sef...
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