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Wood Edge, Hambledon c1885

* An Exhibition of Watercolours by Helen Allingham is being presented by the Watts Gallery in Compton, Surrey, through February 18th, 2018.

"Our exhibition will seek to reassert the reputation of Helen Allingham as a leading woman artist and as a key figure in Victorian art. We will bring rarely seen works from private collections together with important paintings from public collections, to demonstrate Allingham's extraordinary talent as a watercolourist and as one of the most successful creative women of the nineteenth century. You might even see sites that you recognise in the picturesque timber-framed cottages in Allingham's depictions of Shere, Witley, Haslemere and other villages across our region. "

For further details on the exhibition, click here:"Watts Gallery"

* Allingham Walks & Talks are now available from the authority on Helen Allingham, Annabel Watts. Annabel has been researching Helen Allingham for nearly 30 years and has located and photographed over 150 cottages & buildings painted by Mrs. Allingham, many of which are featured in her wonderful book "Helen Allingham's Cottages Homes Revisited". Living her whole life in Surrey, Annabel knows the area very well and conducts guided walking tours around Witley and Haslemere, highlighting the cottages painted by the artist. The tours are limited to 12 people to maximize the experience. In addition to her guided tours, Annabel is available to give expert talks to interested groups and clubs, and acts as a consultant to art dealers, auction houses, and individuals.

Annabel can be contacted directly by clicking here. For more information on Annabel, click here.

* Anthony Begley, curator of County Donegal Historical Society Museum, has completed a beautiful new book on William Allingham's birth town entitled "Ballyshannon and Surrounding Areas. History Heritage and Folklore." The book starts with the arrival of the first settlers at Inis Saimer and tells the story of Ballyshannon's history to the recent excavations at Ballyhanna. A new Allingham Trail with map is featured in the book to commemorate the famous Donegal poet. There is also a chapter in the book about Helen and William and many references to the family throughout the book. The book has 500 pages with over 125 images, including rare photographs, maps, sketches etc. and plenty of colour on good quality paper. The front cover is a beautiful painting of the waterfall and bridge by Maud Allingham, the poet's cousin. The price for Mr. Begley's fine book is Euro 25 for paperback, Euro 45 for hardback, and postage is Euro 8 anywhere in Ireland. In mainland Britain the cost is GBP 23 for paperback, GBP 41 for hardback, and GBP 8 for postage. Interested parties should contact Anthony Begley directly by clicking here.

* Beware of paintings being offered on eBay as original Allingham watercolours - MOST ARE NOT. If you are seriously considering bidding on a painting represented on eBay as a genuine Helen Allingham, feel free to write us for an opinion. For more information, see our FAQ page.

* One of our friends is seeking a watercolour by Helen titled "Under Hindhead, Surrey". If anyone should know of its whereabouts, please drop us an email and let us know.

* We welcome any news items you would like to share, especially concerning the availability of Helen Allingham watercolours for sale.

Recent Sales

Bonhams:   For recent sale details of Helen Allingham watercolours, see this list from Bonhams Auction House in London   "Bonhams Allingham Sales",

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