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Sir William Allan (1782-1850), Painter and engraver; President of the Royal Scottish Academy

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 9 portraits
Sir William Allan was educated at the Drawing Academy of Edinburgh and completed his training in London. He spent the years 1805-14 travelling in Russia, where he painted for the Russian nobility. On his return home, he set up a studio in Edinburgh, specialising in historical paintings. In 1835 Allan was elected to the Royal Academy in London. He served as President of the Royal Scottish Academy from 1838.

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P6(35)

Sir William Allan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
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P6(55)

Sir William Allan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
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P6(9)

Sir William Allan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1844
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Sir William Allan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype on card mount, circa 1844
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Sir William Allan

by William Nicholson
etching, 1819
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Sir William Allan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
halftone reproduction, 1844
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Sir William Allan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1844
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