London circa 1688 at the time Astell moved there
The South-Sea Bubble. By James Carter, after Matthew Ward. The British Museum.
by Stephen Slaughter, oil on canvas, 1736
Jervas, Charles; Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762); Chawton House Library; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/lady-mary-wortley-montagu-16891762-25259
Oil painting on canvas, Lady Mary Somerset, Duchess of Ormonde (1665-1733) by Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 ¿ London 1743), 1690s. Three-quarter-length portrait, of a young woman, seated, full front, her head three-quarters left. She is wearing a deep brown-gold dress, blue lined and is holding a rose in her right hand. A bottle green curtain […]
Kneller, Godfrey; Lady Elizabeth Hastings (1682-1739), Benefactress; The Queen’s College, University of Oxford; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/lady-elizabeth-hastings-16821739-benefactress-223713
by Gerard Valck, after Sir Peter Lely, line engraving, 1678.
Elizabeth Thomas by Giles King, line engraving, circa 1730s.
Map of Chelsea surveyed in the year 1664 continued to 1717.
By John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Jan van der Vaart, after William Wissing, mezzotint, 1691.
Portrait of Daniel Defoe, by Michael Vandergucht, after a line engraving by Jeremiah Taverner.
Portraits of several significant members of Astell’s circle, including (L to R) top: Elizabeth Thomas, Lady Anne Coventry (née Somerset), Elizabeth Elstob; bottom: Lady Elizabeth Hastings, Lady Catherine Jones, and Lady Mary
Lady Anne Coventry, attributed to Godfrey Kneller, c. 1691
Title page of first edition of A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, 1694.
Frontispiece from Jacques du Bosc’s The Excellent Woman, offered by Ruth Perry as an example of how Astell might have looked.
Statue of a “charity girl” at Bishopsgate Ward, London.
Frontispiece to The Ladies LIbrary, L. du Guernier, 1714