2 of 2 portraits of Elias Allen
by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hendrick van der Borcht the Younger
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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- Elias Allen (circa 1588-1653), Mathematical instrument maker. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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