CHALON, Alfred Edward. 16297



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Kay, inviting her to the Private View of “my Dear Brother’s works by the Society of Arts”, adding that he is having a few copies of the catalogue printed for friends. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. El Retiro [Campden Hill], Kensington, 21 June 1855. “I have added 3 interesting drawings from Windsor Castle.” Alfred Edward Chalon (1780-1860), portrait and subject painter. His work became fashionable, especially in court circles, and he was appointed painter in watercolour to Queen Victoria. Chalon painted the Queen in her robes of state at her accession. The portrait was copied by Edward Henry Corbould and from this the head and shoulders were engraved by William Humphrys, and were featured on many British colonial postage stamps.