Abigail Mary Allen (née Naylor); James Allen

© National Portrait Gallery, London

1 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Buy a print Buy a greetings card Make a donation Close

Abigail Mary Allen (née Naylor); James Allen

by Thomas Howell Jones
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, 1829 or after
5 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (145 mm x 184 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D40306

Sittersback to top

  • Abigail Mary Allen (née Naylor) (active 1807-1829), Housemaid; wife of James Allen (1787-1829). Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • James Allen (1787-1829), Groom, labourer and female husband of Abigail Mary Allen (née Naylor). Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Thomas Howell Jones (active 1823-1848), Printmaker. Artist or producer associated with 19 portraits.

Events of 1829back to top

Current affairs

Metropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.

Art and science

Success of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.


Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

Comments back to top

We are currently unable to accept new comments, but any past comments are available to read below.

If you need information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service . Please note that we cannot provide valuations. You can buy a print or greeting card of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at around £6 for unframed prints, £16 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Use this image button, or contact our Rights and Images service. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.