|Who is it?||Actor|
|Birth Day||April 18, 1803|
|Age||216 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||10 January 1876(1876-01-10) (aged 72)\nLondon, England|
Allen was born in Birmingham, 18 April 1803, the son of a button-manufacturer. As a boy he followed his father's business; then about age 15 he was articled to Josiah Allen, an elder brother and general engraver in Birmingham. Three years later he began his artistic training by attending the drawing classes of John Vincent Barber and Samuel Lines.
Allen died after a long illness at Camden Town, London, 10 January 1876.
He engraved also a set of five views on the coasts of Suffolk and Kent, and plates for william Henry Bartlett's ‘Ireland,’ 1835, Bartlett's ‘Switzerland,’ 1839, Bartlett's ‘Canadian Scenery,’ 1840, Beattie's ‘Scotland,’ 1836, Finden's ‘Views of the Ports and Harbours of Great Britain,’ 1839, and George Newenham Wright's ‘Rhine, Italy, and Greece,’ 1843.