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John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent, by Sir William Beechey, circa 1807-1809 - NPG 2222 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1807-1809
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
Purchased, 1928
Primary Collection
NPG 2222


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  • Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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  • NPG D15604: John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent (source portrait)
  • NPG D17642: John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent (source portrait)
  • NPG D40014: John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent (source portrait)

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Current affairs

Act is passed abolishing the British slave trade after vigorous campaigning by the Evangelical Clapham Sect led by reformer William Wilberforce. Resignation of 'Ministry of all the Talents'. Whig politician William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Duke of Portland, succeeds as Prime Minister .

Art and science

Thomas Hope publishes Household Furniture and Interior Decoration; influential in promoting Greek and especially Egyptian models as the epitome of fashionable style.

International

French invasion of Spain and Portugal. Britain occupies Copenhagen and captures the Danish fleet. Napoleon begins to wage an economic battle against Britain, recognising the impossibility of victory at sea because of Britain's superior naval power. He aims to close the entire European coastline to British trade.

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