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421683
  • Title
    The Hon. George Allen, 1800-1877 / [attributed to J. Anderson]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 1241
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    [ca. 1860s]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421683
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Paintings - visible image 91.7 x 72.5 cm., in frame 115.5 x 96.1 cm. - 1 oil Paintings
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    George Allen (1800-1877), solicitor and founder of the oldest legal firm in Australia, married Jane Bowden, daughter of schoolmaster, Thomas Bowden, on 24 July 1823. The family, of which ten children survived, lived at Toxeth Park, Glebe. The eldest son Sir George Wigram Allen (1824-1885) was a partner and successor in the legal firm.

    Reference:
    Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1788-1850, Vol.1
  • Scope and Content
    Seated half-length portrait
  • Source
    Presented October 2002
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Probably painted at the same time as the companion portrait of Jane Allen by J. Anderson in 1867

    Not in original frame, reframed ca. 1960s

    Related material: The Mitchell Library holds various papers and pictorial material relating to George Allen and the Allen family including: George Allen journals, 1819-1875 (MLMSS 477)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 949998
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Title on label attached to frame at lower edge
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