FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Henry Thomas ALKEN
Title: "Full Cry!"
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Aquatint
Framed Size: 24" X 28"
Henry Thomas Alken, English (1785 - 1851). A keen huntsman, Henry Alken
painted what he loved best: hunting and coaching scenes. The most famous of the
Alken family of painters, Henry was born in London in 1785. When viewing his
paintings, it is easy to see how they reflect his true knowledge of hunting. Whether
during the hunt or after a much-deserved victory, Alken brings the excitement
and vigor of this age-old sport to life on canvas. He was a prolific artist who was
quite well known in his day, and worked up until the end of his life in 1851.