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Creator:
Henry Thomas Alken, 1785–1851, British
Title:

Scenes from a steeplechase: Near the Finish

Former Title(s):

A Steeplechase: Another Hedge

Date:
ca. 1845
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 10 x 14 inches (25.4 x 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in black paint, lower left: "H. Alken"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.51
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animals | crowd | equestrians | hedge | horse racing | horse racing | horse riding | horses (animals) | horses (animals) | hurdle | jockeys | landscape | men | people | race (event) | racetrack | spectators | sporting art | top hats
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40723
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Henry Thomas Alken came from a family of artists and made his name as a sporting art specialist, calling himself “Ben Tally-Ho.” His work was reproduced in prints and circulated widely, establishing a distinctive style that was popular across Europe and existed independently of the aesthetic canons of the Royal Academy. This is one of a set of four paintings showing different moments within a steeplechase.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

Thrill of the 'Chace: Steeplechasing in Art (National Sporting Library and Museum, 2020-09-09 - 2021-03-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Thrill of the 'chace : steeplechase in art, National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg : VA, p. 23-24, SF359 .P44 2020 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 93, fig. c, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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