Dorning Rasbotham

Dorning Rasbotham (1730–1791) was an English writer, antiquarian and artist. He was also High Sherrif of Lancashire. Dorning Rasbotham was the son of Peter and Hannah (Dorning) Rasbotham, born c. 1730. He was married to Sarah Bagley c. 1754. He died on 7 November 1791 in Farnworth, Lancashire, England.

[1]His portrait as a stipple and line engraving by Henry Robinson, after Henry Pickering was published in 1833.

His paintings may be found in the archive collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London:

John Byrom by Dorning Rasbotham, etching, mid 18th century NPG D18109
John Byrom by Dorning Rasbotham, etching, mid 18th century NPG D18110
Possibly Dorning Rasbotham by Dorning Rasbotham, pen and ink,1750s -1780s, NPG D18106
View of Old Blackfriars Bridge and St. Mary’s Church by Dorning Rasbotham, etching,1775, NPG D18108
James Wylde by Dorning Rasbotham, pen and ink,1780s, NPG D18107
One of his sons, another Dorning Rasbotham, is associated with Alkrington Hall, Middleton, Rochdale, Lancashire, a noble brick building surrounded by a park of 80 acres (324,000 m²), whose architect was Giacomo Leoni (1686-1746). In 1845 the hall and estate were sold by Doming Rasbotham – the nephew of John Lever (of the Sir Ashton Lever family) to the Lees brothers of Clarksfield, Oldham, Lancashire, for £57,550.