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William Allingham

(1824-1889), Poet

Sitter in 3 portraits
William Allingham was a poet. Born in Donegal, he spent much of his life there working as a customs official. His best-known work, Day and Night Songs, was illustrated by the Pre-Raphaelites with whom he was friendly. Allingham moved to London in 1870, where he became editor of Fraser's Magazine and established a close relationship with the ageing Carlyle.

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William Allingham, by Helen Allingham - NPG 1647

William Allingham

by Helen Allingham
watercolour, 1876
On display in the Room 28 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1647

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William Allingham

by Unknown photographer
glass negative, circa 1855
NPG x307

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William Allingham

by Unknown photographer
glass negative, circa 1855
NPG x308

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