"Joseph Allen, MD (1713-96): travelled round the world with Lord Anson; Warden of Dulwich College 1745-6, Master 1746-75. DPG44O was commissioned following a resolution of the Corporation of Dulwich College of 4 September 1775.
Sittings are recorded in October-November 1778. The statue of Æsculapius refers to Allen's medical training."


  • Title: Joseph Allen
  • Date: 1778
  • Physical Dimensions: w1022 x h1283 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Notes: Engraving by C. Townley.
  • Work Nationality: British
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: Commissioned by Dulwich College, 1775-8; College Board Room.
  • Artist: Romney, George
  • Acquisition Method: Dulwich College (Commissioned by Dulwich College, 1778)

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