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Chalon, Alfred Edward (1780-1860), portrait and subject painter

Raymond Lister

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Chalon, Alfred Edward (1780-1860), portrait and subject painter, was born on 15 February 1780 at Geneva, Switzerland. His forebears were Huguenots who left France at the revocation of the edict of Nantes and settled in Geneva. Chalon's father, Jean Chalon, was a watchmaker who left Geneva in 1794, during troubles ...

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