5 of 5 portraits of Ralph Allen
by Henry Meyer
stipple engraving, circa 1825-1850
11 in. x 8 1/2 in. (278 mm x 216 mm) plate size; 11 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in. (291 mm x 223 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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Sitterback to top
- Ralph Allen (1694-1763), Philanthropist; known as 'The Man of Bath'. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
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Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.
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