David Allan (penter)

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Sel portrait o David Allan, 1770

David Allan (13 Februar 1744 – 6 August 1796) wis a Scots penter an illustrator, best kent for historical subjects an genre wirks. He wis born at Allowae in central Scotland. On leavin Foulis's academy o pentin at Glasgow (1762), efter seiven years' successfu study, he obtained the patronage o Laird Cathcart an o Erskine o Mar, on whase estate he haed been born. Erskine made it possible for him tae travel tae Roum (1764), whaur he remained till 1777, studyin unner Gavin Hamilton an copyin the auld masters.