HENRY THOMAS ALKEN

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Born in London in 1785, Alken took after his father in painting British sporting scenes, such as hunting, coaching, and steeple-chasing. He is best known today for series of sporting prints, The Midnight Steeplechase or The First Steeplechase on Record, which was published by Ackermann. Henry Alken worked in both oil and watercolour, and also made a living as an etcher. He wrote and illustrated the book National Sports of Great Britain.
He worked right up to his death in 1851.


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HENRY THOMAS ALKEN (1785-1851)
Set of Four Henry Alken Hunting Prints
The First Steeple-Chase on Record, Near Ipswich as first published in 1839, Vide The Sporting Review No.1. Comprising a set of four prints, origina...
£1000
Duncan J. Baggott
HENRY THOMAS ALKEN (1785-1851)
Set of Four Henry Alken Hunting Prints
The First Steeple-Chase on Record, Near Ipswich as first published in 1839, Vide The Sporting Review No.1. Comprising a set of four prints, origina...
£1000
Duncan J. Baggott
HENRY THOMAS ALKEN (1785-1851)
Set of Four Henry Alken Hunting Prints
The First Steeple-Chase on Record, Near Ipswich as first published in 1839, Vide The Sporting Review No.1. Comprising a set of four prints, origina...
£1000
Duncan J. Baggott
HENRY THOMAS ALKEN (1785-1851)
Set of Four Henry Alken Hunting Prints
The First Steeple-Chase on Record, Near Ipswich as first published in 1839, Vide The Sporting Review No.1. Comprising a set of four prints, origina...
£1000
Duncan J. Baggott