Allston, Washington, a painter and poet, born in S. Carolina, 1779, studied under West at the Royal Academy of London, and then visited Paris and Rome. His picture, Jacob's Vision, attracted much notice. Returning to America, he married a sister of Dr. Channing, and revisiting England he took the prize at the British Institution, the subject being Dead men raised by Elisha's bones. He settled down near Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he painted and wrote. Coleridge admired his literary productions, which included a volume of poems, a romance, and a series of lectures. His death occurred in 1843.