Anthony Askew

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Anthony Askew

by Thomas Hodgetts, published for William Richard Beckford Miller, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, published December 1811
9 1/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (236 mm x 157 mm)
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D560

Sitterback to top

  • Anthony Askew (1722-1774), Physician and scholar. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • Thomas Hodgetts (circa 1781-1858), Painter and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 76 portraits.
  • William Richard Beckford Miller (1769-1844), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 120 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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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.


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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