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Allen, Joseph Williamlocked

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1803, in Lambeth (London); died 1852, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist. Genre scenes, landscapes, panoramas. Stage sets.

Son of a schoolteacher in Hammersmith, Joseph William Allen completed his studies at St Paul's School and worked for a period in a college at Tawton before returning to London to work for an art dealer. He became a painter in his own right and an associate of Charles Tomkins and Clarkson Stanfield. He played an active role in the establishment of the Society of English Artists, of which he was secretary. He taught drawing and composition at the newly created City of London College....

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