Allston



Washington, 1799–1843, U.S. painter, novelist, and poet.
Historical Examples

I shall have Allston examine his proofs; he has a hawk’s eye for flaws.
The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2 Various

Two other names, Malbone and Allston, deserve brief mention.
Union and Democracy Allen Johnson

“From all that I have heard, sir, Mrs. Allston has only to make an acquaintance to find a friend,” I said.
A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet

Won’t you please tell me, sir, of what crime Mr. Allston is accused?
Ahead of the Show Fred Thorpe

By Wallis attitude to Allston I lost thirty pounds in customs, by my brothers refusal all the expenses up and down of my family.
Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. II (of 2) Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And now you must excuse me; I have business of importance with Mr. Allston.
Ahead of the Show Fred Thorpe

And looking in the direction from which it proceeded, the two men saw Al Allston standing in the doorway.
Ahead of the Show Fred Thorpe

The best would appear to be that which was made by Allston, at Rome, in 1806.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 Various

He stood next to Allston as an American historical painter, but all his productions in that line proved a disappointment.
Heroes of the Telegraph J. Munro

Mr. Allston drew it from a corner, and brushed off the dust.
Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science Hudson Tuttle

noun
Washington. 1779–1843, US painter and author, regarded as the earliest US Romantic painter. His paintings include Elijah in the Desert (1818) and Moonlit Landscape (1819)

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