CHALON Alfred Edward (1780-1860) attrib., MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF Arthur VANSITTART (1807-1859)

TECHNIQUE: Watercolor and gouache, protected under glass

ARSTIST: CHALON Alfred Edward (1780-1860) attrib.


FRAME : original ormolu frame and fitted leather case.


FRAME SIZE: 12x11cm, coffret 14x15x2


Beautiful portrait attributed to Alfred Edward Chalon (1780-1860), identified on the reverse: "Arthur Vansittart of Shottesbrooke d(ied in) 1859".

Arthur Vansittart (1807-1859), like his father and his grandfather, lived at Shottesbrooke Park Castle, in Berkshire (see last photo), he married Diana Sarah Vansittart (Crosby), they had three children: Rose Sophia Smith, Coleraine Robert Vansittart and Ernest George Vansittart.

This portrait can be dated 1830.

Alfred Edward Chalon is known for his portraits of high society of London, he is chosen by Queen Victoria to immortalize his first visit to the House of Lords for the prorogation of Parliament, shortly after the beginning of her reign, on July 17, 1837. The commission is a gift for her mother Victoire, Duchess of Kent. The Queen makes the artist the portrait painter in her Majesty’s watercolour.

Literature : Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at 19 Hill Street, 1927, probably 'Mr Oswald Smith's Sitting Room / A miniature of a gentleman with fair hair and moustache wearing black stock and coat'


CONDITION: Very good original condition

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bénézit, Lespinasse, Blattel, Schidlof, Darmon, Foster, Thème et Becker, Lemoine Bouchard, Bernd Pappe

PRICE: 2700€