Sir Edmund Anderson
2 of 6 portraits of Sir Edmund Anderson
Sir Edmund Anderson
circle of George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
watercolour, first half of 19th century (1590s)
9 1/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (232 mm x 206 mm)
Given by Society of Judges and Serjeants-at-Law, 1877
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Artistsback to top
This portraitback to top
Harding's watercolour, showing a mole on Anderson's cheek, was probably copied from another version of this portrait. More detailed information from an out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 12
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 4
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding (From 14 January 2015)
Events of 1801back to top
Current affairsWlliam Pitt and Lord Castlereagh both resign over the King's refusal to permit the introduction of Catholic emancipation. Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth succeeds Pitt as Prime Minister.Census records 9 million people living in England and Wales, 5.2 million in Ireland and 1.6 million in Scotland.
Art and scienceRadical writer, Amelia Opie publishes her best known novel The Father and the Daughter. Said to have reduced Walter Scott to tears, it went on to enjoy success as an opera and a play.
InternationalOther members of the First Coalition fighting France with Britain agree to a humiliating peace treaty and Britain fights on alone.A successful campaign is fought against the French army marooned in Egypt. General Sir Ralph Abercromby leads the troops but is killed in action. Thomas Jefferson is elected President of the United States.
See this portrait
On display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
Exhibitions and displays
- The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding
Until 14 February
- Portrait of the Day: King Richard III
28 February, 12:30