Henry Bernard ChalonA Representation of the Persians in the Costume of their Country, Attending at Carlton Palace ?1819

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Artist
Henry Bernard Chalon (1770‑1849)
Title
A Representation of the Persians in the Costume of their Country, Attending at Carlton Palace
Date ?1819
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1010 x 1441 mm frame: 1115 x 1540 x 60 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Paul Mellon through the British Sporting Art Trust 1979
Reference
T02357
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02357 A REPRESENTATION OF THE PERSIANS IN THE COSTUME OF THEIR COUNTRY, ATTENDING AT CARLTON PALACE, WITH PORTRAITS OF THE HORSES PRESENTED TO HIS MAJESTY BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE AMBASSADOR FROM THE EMPEROR OF PERSIA? 1819

Oil on canvas, 39 3/4 × 56 3/4 (101 × 144)
Presented by Mr. Paul Mellon KBE through the British Sporting Art Trust 1979
Prov: ...; Rutland Gallery until 1963, when sold to Mrs. John West, Unionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; sold 1977 to Essex Gallery of Sport, Far Hills, New Jersey, from whom purchased by Paul Mellon, 1977.

Chalon exhibited a picture with this title at the British Institution in 1820 (315). The exhibited picture is likely to have been the more highly-finished version signed and dated 1819, reputedly commissioned by George IV (then Prince Regent) but not paid for, and subsequently purchased by Major Bower, by whose descendant it was sold at Sotheby's 17 November 1976 (155, repr., bt. Richard Green, now in a private collection overseas)… (read more)

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