Sources referred to frequently for biographical information will be abbreviated as follows:
|Gardner and Feld|| Albert Ten Eyck Gardner and
Stuart P. Feld,|
American Paintings: A Catalogue of the Col-
lection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Vol. I: Painters Born by 1815.
|Groce and Wallace|| George C. Groce and
David H. Wallace,|
The New-York Historical Society's Diction-
ary of Artists in America 1564-1860.
|Karolik Collection of Paintings|| M. and M. Karolik Collection of American|
|Karolik Collection of Water Colors||M. and M. Karolik Collection of American|
|and Drawings||Water Colors and Drawings 1800-1875.|
WASHINGTON ALLSTON ( 1779-1843). Born Georgetown, S.C. 1800 graduated from Harvard. To Newport, R.I. 1800-1801 to Charleston, S.C. 1801 to London. Admitted to school of the Royal Academy. 1803 to Paris with John Vanderlyn, via Holland and Belgium. 1804 to Italy via Switzerland. Until 1808, remained mainly in Rome. 1808-11 to Boston. Painted, and wrote a volume of verse published 1813 in London and Boston. 1811 returned to England with Samuel F. B. Morse. 1817 made six-week visit to Paris with C. R. Leslie and William Collins. 1818 elected honorary member of American Academy of Fine Arts. Returned to Boston. Before 1821, wrote novel Monaldi (published 1841). 1830 moved to Cambridgeport, Mass. 1831 established studio on Auburn Street. 1839 exhibited forty-seven paintings in Chester Harding's studio. Died Cambridgeport.
References: Washington Allston, Lectures on Art and Poems, New York: 1850. Jared B. Flagg, The Life and Letters of Washington Allston, New York: 1892. E. P. Richardson, Washington Allston, Chicago: 1948.