© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Sir Henry Raeburn Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, circa 1810
29 1/2 in. x 24 3/4 in. (749 mm x 629 mm)
- Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 74 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Showing Mackenzie as he must have looked when Burns knew him - tall, elegant, gracious, a very type of the Highland gentleman, according to his biographer, H.W. Thompson.
Serious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates. Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.
Art and science
Sir Walter Scott publishes his chivalrous, medieval ballad, The Lady of the Lake
, set on Loch Katrine in Perthshire.Kennett and Avon Trunk Canal is completed.First Savings Bank is set up by financier Henry Duncan.
Madame De Stael writes De l'Allemagne
which portrays Germany as a model of Romantic nationalism for emerging revolutionary nations. It was banned by Napoleon but published in London to great acclaim.Lisbon besieged. Wellington takes shelter behind the fortified lines of the Torres Vedras and the French army are forced to retreat.