Samuel Alken

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Samuel Alken Sr. (London October 22, 1756 – November 9, 1815 London) was an English artist.[1]

History[edit]

Samuel Alken entered the Royal Academy Schools, London, as a sculptor in 1772. In 1779, he published A New Book of Ornaments Designed and Etched by Samuel Alken, afterwards establishing himself as one of the most competent engravers in the new technique of aquatint.

Relatives[edit]

The Alken family claims several well-known artists.[2]

There are some sporting paintings signed S. Alken, but they may be the work of his eldest son, Samuel.

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • S. T. Prideaux: Aquatint Engraving (London, 1909, rev. 1968)
  • M. D. George: A Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, London, B.M. cat., vii (London, 1942)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Grove Dictionary of Art David Alexander on Samuel Alken at artnet.com
  2. ^ The Grove Dictionary of Art on Alken at artnet.com