Allen, William (1793-1864) (after). English. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1840. William Allen painted these pictures while accompanying the Cornish explorer of western Africa Richard Lemon Lander (1804-1834) on his final journey down the River Niger; The purpose of the expedition was to found a trading settlement at the junction of the Niger and Benue rivers but during the journey Lander was attacked by African tribesmen and was wounded by a musket ball in the thigh that eventually killed him; Thomas Picken (1815-1870); Provenance: Private Collection.