Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881 Historian and Essayist by Helen Allingham was created in 1879. The painting is in Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh. The size of the work is 19,4 x 28 cm and is made as an watercolour on paper.
Thomas Carlyle was one of the greatest historians and essayists of the nineteenth century. Born and educated in Dumfriesshire, he briefly worked as a teacher before turning to writing. The publication of his translations of foreign literature brought him into contact with other writers such as Coleridge and Thomas Campbell. In 1826 he married Jane Baillie Welsh, an intelligent self-educated woman and a writer in her own right. The couple settled in Chelsea where they became a focus for many well-known literary and political figures of the time… (read more in Scottish National Gallery)
About the Artist: British watercolourist and illustrator Helen Allingham was born at Swadlincote in Derbyshire. She enrolled in the Birmingham School of Design. At age seventeen secured a place in the Female School of Art in London. A year later in 1867 she was accepted on her first try into the prestigious Royal Academy Schools. While studying at the National Art Training School, Paterson worked as an illustrator… Read more