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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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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Sir William Allan
pencil and chalk, 1831
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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Sir William Allan
oil on board, 1831
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John Knox admonishing Mary Queen of Scots

by John Burnet, after Sir William Allan
line engraving, early to mid 19th century
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Fictitious portrait of Robert Burns

by John Burnet, after Sir William Allan
line engraving, early 19th century
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Sir Alan Chambre

by Henry Meyer, after Sir William Allan
mezzotint, early 19th century
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William Davis

by J.S. Dickson, probably after Sir William Allan
stipple engraving, published 1813
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Charles Mackay as Bailie Nicol Jarvie in Walter Scott's 'Rob Roy'

by John Horsburgh, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), published by Robert Hamilton, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co, after Sir William Allan
hand-coloured line engraving, published 1825-1826
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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by John Burnet, printed by R. Lloyd, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, after Sir William Allan
line engraving, published 25 March 1835 (1831)
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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by John Burnet, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir William Allan
line engraving, published 25 March 1835 (1831)
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