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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Allston, Washington, 1779-1843 A distinguished painter; born in Waccamaw, S. C., Nov. 5, 1779; was graduated at Harvard College Washington Allston. in 1800; went to Europe the next year to study art, and remained eight years abroad. His numerous works of art exhibit great power in delineating the pictures of a fertile imagination. His skill as a colorist earned him the title of The American Titian. He died in Cambridge, Mass., July 9, 1843.