Henry Barnard Chalon

1770 - 1849

English Animalist painter

Henry Barnard Chalon Biography

Henry Barnard Chalon, born on 6?th May 1771, was 'Animal Painter to the Duchess of York' in 1796 and later filled the same role for both the Duke of York and his elder brother the Prince of Wales (later George VI). A prolific animal painter, who in his latter years specialised in horses and dogs, Chalon entered the Royal Academy schools in 1788 and won a silver medal in 1790. He exhibited extensively in the annual Academy shows between 1792 and 1849 and in the British Institution from 1807 till his death.