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Mark Akenside (1721–1770)

Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians, London

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Mark Akenside (1721–1770), son of a butcher, was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1754. In 1761, Akenside was appointed physician-in-ordinary to Queen Charlotte. He is known as a poet and for for his papers on 'De dysenteria' (1764); and a paper on the work's of William Harvey (1766). He also contributed three essays to the first volume of the College's 'Medical Transactions' (1768).

Royal College of Physicians, London


  • Date

    18th C

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    74.9 x 62.2 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Mrs Tutton, 1929


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Royal College of Physicians, London

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