Ann Allan (née Nicholson)

1 portrait of Ann Allan (née Nicholson)

Ann Allan (née Nicholson), by Unknown artist, circa 1770-1775 -NPG 4308 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Ann Allan (née Nicholson)

by Unknown artist
circa 1770-1775
23 1/4 in. x 18 1/2 in. (589 mm x 471 mm)
NPG 4308

Inscriptionback to top

The canvas is marked in chalk 245/2 from the 1963 sale. Early-19th-century label attached to the frame: Portrait of the Wife of/Geo. Allan Esqre/the Antiquary.

This portraitback to top

See NPG 4307.

Physical descriptionback to top

Blue-grey eyes, dark brown hair with a Pulteney cap, a black shawl worn over a white dress with pink bows and buttons; she wears a red and white jewel in her cap and girandole earrings.

Provenanceback to top

Motcomb Galleries, 3 April 1963, lot 245, bought Mr & Mrs C. J. Duveen, by whom presented 1963.

Exhibitionsback to top

Art Treasures, Manchester, 1857 (BPG 297) lent Maj. Mair; National Gallery -1920.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.