[Sir William Allan (in Circassian dress)]
Etching, proof before all letters, 280 x 230mm. 11 x 9".
Portrait of Sir William Allan (1782-1850), history painter. Allan travelled widely in Eastern Europe, and is here depicted in traditional Circassian dress. Etching by William Nicholson from his own painting of Allan (now in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh). In 1818 Nicholson began to publish a series entitled 'Portraits of distinguished living characters of Scotland, drawn and etched by William Nicholson from his portraits and those by other painters', for which this proof probably contributed.
D. Thomson & S.B. Lockhart, 'The Concise Catalogue of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery'
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