Carlyle, lying on a sofa in the drawing-room of his home in Cheyne Row.

Signed, and inscribed by the artist on the back of the frame: 'Carlyle as we found him when we called at Cheyne Row on his 84th birthday. H.A.' Carlyle told Allingham's husband: 'Your wife is the only person who has made a successful portrait of me, though many have tried'.

Carlyle's House

24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London, Greater London, SW3 5HL
020 7352 7087

Opening times

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