- Extended Catalogue Entry
by A. Reddock
oil on canvas, 1811
49 3/8 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1254 mm x 1003 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Andrew Meikle (1719-1811), Millwright; inventor of the thrashing-machine. Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Painted in the year of the sitter's death aged 92.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 336
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 424
Events of 1811back to top
Current affairsGeorge III's insanity is finally publicly admitted amidst arguments in Parliament over the credibility of his doctors. George, Prince of Wales is appointed Regent despite doubts over his capacity to rule effectively. This prompts the Prince's final split with the Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, his clandestine wife
Art and scienceJohn Loudon McAdam presents his new road surfacing technique to Parliament.
Jane Austen publishes Sense and Sensibility.
Sculptor Francis Leggatt Chantrey exhibits at the Royal Academy for the first time with a celebrated bust of the radical John Horne Tooke.
InternationalBattle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult.