Andrew Meikle

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Andrew Meikle

by A. Reddock
oil on canvas, 1811
49 3/8 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1254 mm x 1003 mm)
Purchased, 1974
Primary Collection
NPG 5001

Sitterback to top

  • Andrew Meikle (1719-1811), Millwright; inventor of the thrashing-machine. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • A. Reddock (1774-1842 or 1843), Artist. Artist or producer of 1 portrait.

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Painted in the year of the sitter's death aged 92.

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Events of 1811back to top

Current affairs

George 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 science

John 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.

International

Battle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult.
Java captured.

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