Chalon, Henry Bernard (1770/1 London 1849). Orville 1799. The golden-brown champion with his master in outlined broad landscape with farm in the background. Lithograph by H. Delius, Berlin. (1837.) 5⅞ × 11 in (15 × 28 cm).
Orville, descendant of Byningbrough and Evelina, “won the St. Leger at Doncaster in 1804 and many other races”.
Chalon, son of the Dutch etcher and musician Jan Chalon, learnd his metier in England where he “distinguished himself mainly as animal painter, especially in the representation of horses. He was employed by the Regent Prince of England and the Duke of York … In 1827 he represented the emotions of the horses in a lithographed work” (Nagler). – For more details on Orville’s victories see Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 (Mellon Coll.), page 57, no. 8.
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