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Artist name:

Samuel Alken (Junior)

Artist date(s): 1810-1894
Artist nationality: British

Artwork title:

The London to Dover Mail

Artwork type: Painting
Medium: oil on panel
Measurements: 270x507
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Keywords: coaching; people watching; country lane

Reference ID: 1655

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Eldest son of Henry Alken, he continued in his fatherís footsteps as a sporting artist, although working only as a painter rather than printmaker. The quality of his work was inferior to that of his father, though he somewhat shamelessly exploited the fatherís fame, occasionally copying his signature. His work, however, provides interesting documentation of the sporting world in the late 19th century, when the genre was generally in its decline.

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