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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Allen (1771-1843), Historian and resident physician at Holland House

1810
Crayon drawing by William Lane (Holland House Catalogue, 1904 and Addenda, 1939, no.88); a note by Lord Ilchester says this was sent to Melbury in 1904 but cannot be found.

1838
Oil by C. R. Leslie of a group in the library at Holland House with Lord and Lady Holland, John
Allen between them, and the 'librarian' William Doggett on the right; it was painted for Lord Holland as a birthday present for his wife in 1838 and bequeathed by her to Lord Grey in 1845 (exhibited 'British Portraits', RA, 1956-7 (383) and 'Byron', V&A Museum, 1974 (F3)).



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.