20 Beautiful Cottage Paintings by Victorian Artist Helen Allingham

Helen Allingham (1848 – 1926) was an English watercolour painter and illustrator of the Victorian era.

Displaying a talent for art from an early age, she drew inspiration from her maternal grandmother Sarah Smith Herford and aunt Laura Herford—both accomplished artists.

She attended the National Art Training School in London—now the Royal College of Art.

In 1874, she produced 12 illustrations for the serialised version of Thomas Hardy‘s novel “Far from the Madding Crowd“.

In 1890, she became the first woman to become a full member of the Royal Watercolour Society.

A Cottage With Sunflowers by Helen Allingham
A Cottage With Sunflowers by Helen Allingham
A Surrey Cottage by Helen Allingham
A Surrey Cottage by Helen Allingham
A Mother And Child Entering A Cottage by Helen Allingham
A Mother And Child Entering A Cottage by Helen Allingham
A Cottage Near Crocken Hill by Helen Allingham
A Cottage Near Crocken Hill by Helen Allingham
A Village Street by Helen Allingham
A Village Street by Helen Allingham

An Iltshire Cottage by Helen Allingham
An Iltshire Cottage by Helen Allingham
Children On A Path Outside A Thatched Cottage, West Horsley, Surrey by Helen Allingham
Children On A Path Outside A Thatched Cottage, West Horsley, Surrey by Helen Allingham
Children Outside a Cottage by Helen Allingham
Children Outside a Cottage by Helen Allingham
Cottage at Pinner by Helen Allingham
Cottage at Pinner by Helen Allingham
Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight by Helen Allingham
Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight by Helen Allingham

Hill Farm, Symondsbury by Helen Allingham
Hill Farm, Symondsbury by Helen Allingham
Irish Cottage by Helen Allingham
Irish Cottage by Helen Allingham
Manor House, Kent by Helen Allingham
Manor House, Kent by Helen Allingham
Outside the cottage by Helen Allingham
Outside the cottage by Helen Allingham
The saucer of milk by Helen Allingham
The saucer of milk by Helen Allingham

A Berkshire Cottage by Helen Allingham
A Berkshire Cottage by Helen Allingham
A Buckinghamshire house at Penstreet by Helen Allingham
A Buckinghamshire house at Penstreet by Helen Allingham
A Cottage Door by Helen Allingham
A Cottage Door by Helen Allingham
A Cottage near Brook, Witley, Surrey by Helen Allingham
A Cottage near Brook, Witley, Surrey by Helen Allingham
A Surrey Cottage by Helen Allingham
A Surrey Cottage by Helen Allingham


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David James

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