Henry   Bernard   Chalon


English painter and lithographer. Son of the Dutch émigré and engraver Jan Chalon (1749-1795), Henry studied at the Royal Academy Schools and then started specializing in sporting and animal painting. He was appointed Animal Painter to Frederica, Duchess of York, in 1795, and later to both the Prince Regent and King William IV. Royal patronage also led to work for many other social prominent sporting enthusiasts but, despite exhibiting frequently at the Royal Academy, he never became a member of it. This may be because of a conservative trend in painting at this time, which favoured George Stubbs's measured style, which Chalon forever tried to imitate. He also drew lithographs for Philipp Andre's Specimens of Polyautography in 1804. His one child, a daughter, was the miniaturist Maria A Chalon (Mrs Henry Moseley, c. 1800–67).

Chalon (Henry Bernard) 1770-1849 He was the son of Jan or John Chalon, and became a student at the Royal Academy. It was in 1792, that his first landscape appeared there. That was followed by pictures of wild animals, and in 1795, he was appointed animal painter to the Duchess of York; also, subsequently, to the Prince Regent and to William IV. He was likewise a frequent exhibitor in Suffolk Street. In 1827 he published a lithographic work on The Horse.

Painters and Their Works: A Dictionary of Great Artists who are Not Now Alive, Volume 1, Ralph N. James, 1896.

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