Frances Allan
Original Author: Robert M. Sully
Created: ca. 1828
Medium: Oil on metal

Frances Allan

Frances Allan, Edgar Allan Poe's foster mother, is the subject of this portrait created about 1828. Attributed to the artist Robert M. Sully, the painting appears to be based on an earlier work made about 1804 by his uncle, the famed Philadelphia portraitist Thomas Sully. Robert Sully was a lifelong friend of Poe.