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ALLAN, William (1782 - 1850), Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ALLAN, William (1782 - 1850), Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1782, in Edinburgh; died 22 February 1850, in Edinburgh.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver. Historical subjects, battles, genre scenes, interiors with figures.

Sir William Allan started life as an apprentice coachwork painter whose talents were sufficient to secure his enrolment at the Fine Arts Academy in Edinburgh where he studied alongside David Wilkie and the engraver John Burnet. He

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