John Allen

Edwin Landseer1835-43

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery
London, United Kingdom

Lost. John Allen (1771-1843): historian; trained as a surgeon in Edinburgh; accompanied Lord Holland to Spain, 1802-5 and 1808; became an inmate of Holland House, where he managed to remain whilst Warden of Dulwich College 1811-20 and Master from 1820. DPG447 is a copy of Landseer's original which was commissioned by the 1st Lord Holland as a birthday present for his wife in 1836 and presented by their son's widow to the National Portrait Gallery in 1873.

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  • Title: John Allen
  • Date: 1835-43
  • Physical Dimensions: w609 x h457 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: British
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: Gift of Colonel C. R. Fox, 1843 (the year of Allen's death); listed in the Board Room of Dulwich College in 1926; untraced.
  • After: Landseer, Sir Edwin
  • Acquisition Method: Fox, Colonel C. R. (Gift, 1843)