Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Ralph Allen (1693-1764), Philanthropist; known as 'The Man of Bath'
‘... rather above the middle height, of stout build ... very grave and well-looking ... extremely plain in his costume, and remarkably courteous in his behaviour’. 
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Referencesback to topBoyce 1967
B. Boyce, The Benevolent Man. A Life of Ralph Allen of Bath, Cambridge, Mass., 1967.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.