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Artist name:

Samuel Alken (Junior)


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

Artwork title:

The Holyhead Mail Stopped by Hounds


Artwork type: Painting
Medium: oil on canvas
Measurements: 380x630
Keywords: coaching and fox-hunting; horse jumping hedge; hounds

Reference ID: 1679

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Biography

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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