Samuel Henry I Alken

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ALKEN Samuel Henry I Full Cry

Christie's /Jan 26, 2006
11,663.51 - 17,495.26
38,488.56

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Samuel Henry I Alken - Panorama Of A Fox Hunt, With Entitled Scenes

Samuel Henry I Alken - Panorama Of A Fox Hunt, With Entitled Scenes

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Henry ( Henry Samuel or Henry Thomas) Alken (British) Panorama of a fox hunt, with entitled scenes, handcoloured lithograph on wove paper probably published by R.Ackermann London circa 1830s 11cm wide x 325cm. Panorama of a fox hunt, with entitled scenes, handcoloured lithograph on wove paper probably published by R.Ackermann London circa 1830s 11cm wide x 325cm.
Samuel Henry I Alken - Full Cry

Samuel Henry I Alken - Full Cry

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61 by 92cm., 24 by 36¼in. signed l.r.: S. Alken oil on canvas PROVENANCE HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, KG, KT, KP (1900-1974), Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire; His Sale, Christie's London, 25th and 26th January 2006, lot 202, bt. by the present owner CATALOGUE NOTE Samuel Alken was born in 1756 at 3 Dufours Place, near Golden Square, Westminster and trained as an architect. He was the son of the stone and woodcarver Sefferein Alken Snr (1717-1782), who immigrated to London from Denmark, and his second wife Anne. Following a brief start as an architectural draftsman, publishing in 1779 A New Book of Ornaments , he transferred his talents to the art of sporting scenes, producing oils, watercolours, aquatints and etchings. The chief beauty of many sporting scenes from the late eighteenth century lies in their landscapes and Alken became a respected master of the genre, renowned for his atmospheric settings. His knowledge and understanding of landscape was greatly inspired by his work on views of the Lake District, Wales, Ireland and Switzerland after William Gilpin as well as his own compositions from life. As with the present example his pictures are charged with the thrill of the chase and the evocative idyll of a quintessentially British scene.
Samuel Henry I Alken - The Start And Finish Of The Epsom Derby 1858

Samuel Henry I Alken - The Start And Finish Of The Epsom Derby 1858

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F - SAMUEL HENRY ALKEN 1810-1894 THE START AND FINISH OF THE EPSOM DERBY 1858 80,000—120,000 GBP Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 164,800 GBP each 37 by 55cm.; 14½ by 21½in. a pair, one signed l.r.: S.H. Alken; the other signed l.l.: S.H. Alken both oil on canvas The 1858 Derby was won by Sir Joseph’’s Hawley’’s brown colt Beadsman , who beat Lord Derby’’s Toxophilite by a length, with Mr Harrison’’s The Hadji a further two lengths back in third. Sir Joseph Hawley (1814-1875) was heir to the Leybourne estates in Kent. He served for a time in the 9th Lancers but found the army not to his liking. He was described as intelligent, well-read and artistic and settled for a time in Florence. Curiously it was there that he developed his interest in racing through a friendship with Sir J. Massey Stanley Errington. Hawley had his first racehorses in training in 1844 and later installed Alec Taylor as his private trainer at Fyfield in Wiltshire. Subsequently his horses were trained by the Day family at Danebury before Sir Joseph set up George Manning, a former head-lad, as his private trainer at Cannons Heath in 1857. One of the new inmates was Beadsman whom Sir Joseph had home bred from Weatherbit out of the Oak winner Mendicant in 1855. After Manning’’s death John Porter trained all of his horses. The job of all these trainers, however, was to keep the horses fit and well, the owner did all the entering and placing of the animals. Hawley was a member of the Jockey Club but made few friends there because of his desire to implement Turf reforms which proved unpopular with the establishment. He was also a heavy gambler which was not encouraged. Beadsman was a very dark brown, almost black colt who stood 15 hands 2 ½ high. He was described as rather heavy in the shoulder and deficient in bone, but with a good back and powerful thighs. As a two-year-old the colt finished third on both his appearances at Goodwood. The following season he won the Sweepstakes at Newmarket’’s Craven and First Spring meetings and then dead-heated with Eclipse in the Newmarket Stakes. In the mean time Beadsman’’s stable mate Fitz-Roland won the 2,000 Guineas so Sir Joseph went to Epsom with two lively contenders for the Derby. Fitz-Roland weakened in the home straight but Beadsman challenged strongly inside the final furlong to pass Lord Derby’’s Toxophilite earning Sir Joseph over £70,000 in winning bets. Beadsman was ridden by John “Tiny” Wells who earned the nickname from the trainer Flintoff whom he was apprenticed to as a young lad. He was actually a late developer and eventually became on the tall and heavy side for a jockey, but the nickname stuck as he was always known as “Tiny”. Beadsman raced in just one other race after the Derby winning the Triennial Stakes at Stockbridge. He was then retired to stud at Hurstbourne Park, Whitchurch. He sired two Classic winners in Blue Gown (1868 Derby) and Pero Gomez (1869 St Leger). He died in 1872. The runner-up Toxopholite won several races before he was sent to stud, where he eventually became completely blind. He was the grand-sire of Carbine one of the great racehorses of the southern hemisphere.
Samuel Henry I Alken - Full Cry

Samuel Henry I Alken - Full Cry

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Lot number: 202
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Samuel Alken, Sen. (1756-1815) Full Cry signed 'S. Alken' (lower right) oil on canvas 24¼ x 36¼ in. (61.6 x 92.1 cm.) Saleroom Notice Please note that the present work is by Samuel Alken Jun. (1784-c.1825), and not by Samuel Alken Sen. as stated in the catalogue. Provenance with Arthur Ackermann & Son, London. Lot Notes Samuel Alken Sen. entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1772, winning a silver medal the following year. He established a reputation as an aquatinter and etcher, as well as a leading sporting artist. He had four sons, including Samuel Alken Jun. (1784-c.1825) and Henry Alken Sen. (1785-1851), all of whom continued in their father's profession, establishing the Alken family as an important dynasty in the history of sporting art.
Samuel Henry I Alken - Dark Bay Hunters In Their Paddocks

Samuel Henry I Alken - Dark Bay Hunters In Their Paddocks

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Samuel Alken, Sen. (British, 1756-1815) Dark bay hunters in their paddocks both signed and dated 'S. Alken/1813' (lower right) oil on canvas 26 x 36 in. (66 x 91.5 cm.) Painted in 1813. a pair (2) Pre-Lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN Provenance Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 6 June 1986, lot 259,where purchased by the present owner.
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