A. E. Chalon
With his uneasy stare, his red nose and his double chin, there’s so much character in this Regency gentleman’s face. Indeed he has the air of a country squire whose mare is impatiently stomping her feet outside whilst awaiting his return! Set against a colourful red and blue sky background, the portrait is signed Chalon.
Born in Geneva in 1780 and having come to England as a child, Alfred Edward Chalon entered the Royal Academy Schools at the age of seventeen. He had a successful career painting both watercolours and miniatures and enjoyed royal patronage. He died unmarried in 1860.
The portrait is set in a gilt metal frame that is glazed reverse to show a few brown curls laid on brown silk.
Ivory Registration: 3GGTRY63
Item Ref. 7327
Size: framed, 79 x 65mm + ring