Helen Allingham, RWS (1848–1926)

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Helen Allingham, RWS (1848–1926)


Victorian watercolour artist and illustrator Helen Allingham (née Paterson) was renowned for her romantic depictions of the unspoilt English countryside, as well as for her portrait of 19th-century writer Thomas Carlyle in his garden. She was the first woman to be elected as full member of the Royal Watercolour Society, in 1890.

A blue plaque commemorating her life and achievements was erected at her former home on 16 Market Street, Altrincham, on 15th May 1991.


Trafford Local Studies Centre


Trafford Local Studies Centre


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Trafford Local Studies Centre, “Helen Allingham, RWS (1848–1926),” Exploring Trafford's Heritage , accessed May 23, 2024, https://exploringtraffordsheritage.omeka.net/items/show/2557.