This charming picture is a valuable addition to the display of Regency material at the Geffrye.
A Mother with Two Children by Alfred Edward Chalon, 18151820
© The Geffrye Museum of the Home
- Oil on panel
- 35 x 40 cm
- Acquired in:
- Bequeathed by:
- G C Allen through The Art Fund
Chalon, born in Geneva into a Huguenot family that settled in England at the time of the French Revolution, is well known for his small, sprightly portraits, chiefly in watercolour; which brilliantly capture the manners and fashions of the day.
Professor G C Allen
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The museum is closed to the public for a major, transformational development project. It will reopen in winter 2019.
During closure, the restored almshouse will remain open for tours and a full programme of events will be run in the front gardens.