Patrick (Fraser) Allan
(1813 - 1890)
Patrick (Fraser) Allan was active/lived in Scotland, England. Patrick Allan is known for painting, illustration.
Biography Patrick (Fraser) Allan
Born in Arbroath, the third son of a weaving merchant, Patrick Allan (1813-1890) quickly rejected a commercial career in favour of artistic pursuit, studying first in Edinburgh, and then in Rome and Paris. He settled in London where he became a founder member of the influential artists' group, The Clique.
Returning briefly to execute a commission to illustrate Scott's Antiquary, he met, and shortly after married, in 1843, the highly talented young widow, Elizabeth Fraser-Baker, last of the Frasers of Hospitalfield, later adopting his wife's family name.
Fiercely self-reliant Patrick turned to estate management, quickly restored his wife's fortunes, re-designed Hospitalfield House and oversaw the building work using his own tea
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