James Lloyd Ashbury

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James Lloyd Ashbury

by Joseph Brown, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple engraving, late 19th century
8 7/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (226 mm x 154 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (440 mm x 293 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D4470

Sitterback to top

  • James Lloyd Ashbury (1834-1895), Yachtsman and Conservative politician; MP for Brighton. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Joseph Brown (1809-1887), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 169 portraits.
  • John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 509 portraits.

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Gladstone introduces the Irish Church Disestablishment Act, which disestablishes the Church of Ireland, disassociating it from the state and repealing the paying of tithes to the Anglican Church of Ireland.
Girton College is founded in Cambridge by Barbara Bodichon and Emily Davies, the first residential college for women in England; women were granted full membership to the University in 1948.

Art and science

Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev invents the periodic table of elements, which arranges elements within a group in order of their atomic mass.
The British scientist Mary Somerville publishes her last book On Molecular and Microscopic Science.
Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir paint together in the open air at La Grenouillère, developing the Impressionist style.


The Suez canal opens, linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea, and transforming trade routes between Europe and Asia as merchants no longer had to circumvent Africa. The canal was largely in British and French control until Egyptian nationalisation in 1956, which sparked off the international Suez crisis.
Serialisation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel of Russian society during the Napoleonic wars, War and Peace finishes.

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Hamish Ross

02 May 2019, 04:21

Sold the Asbury Carriage and Iron Company. First challenger (unsuccessful) for the America's Cup sailing trophy in 1870 and 1871. Purchased Merrivale Station in Southland, New Zealand but was unprofitable. Died in London facing bankruptcy in 1895, from an overdose.