1 of 3 portraits of William Allingham
by Helen Allingham
11 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in. (292 mm x 235 mm)
Given by Helen Allingham, 1912
Artistback to top
- Helen Allingham (1848-1926), Watercolour painter. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
William and Helen Allingham (neé Paterson) were married in 1874. This is one of several portraits which Helen, a successful watercolour artist in her own right, executed of her husband.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Cullen, Fintan; Foster, Roy, 'Conquering England': Ireland in Victorian England, 2005 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 March - 19 June 2005), p. 30
- Marsh, Jan, Character Sketches: The Pre-Raphaelites, 1998
- Marsh, Jan, The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2013, p. 53 Read entry
'You are one of the few valued friends whom Lizzie and I have in common,' Rossetti wrote to Allingham in 1860. 'When shall we be likely to see you again in London?'
- Marsh, Jan, Insights: The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2005, p. 50
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 10
Events of 1876back to top
Current affairsFollowing the introduction of the Royal Titles Act, Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India, with Disraeli deliberately flattering Victoria's imperialist ambitions. In turn, Victoria creates Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield; he continues to run government from the Lords.
Art and scienceThe classical-subject painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, famous for his elegant depictions of the Roman Empire, paints An Audience at Agrippa's.
US inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents and patents the telephone following research into vocal physiology and speech instruction for the deaf, after discovering that sound could be transmitted and reconverted through an electric wire by using a continuous electric current.
International15,000 Bulgarian Christians are slaughtered by Turkish troops in retaliation for the killing of 300 Turks in Batak at the start of the Bulgarian uprising. The Turkish government practices further repression by compulsorily transferring people of other ethnicities to Bulgaria to make the Bulgarians a minority. Gladstone published a pamphlet The Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East attacking Turkish actions, selling 200,000 copies in a month.
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