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John Raphael Smith
by John Raphael Smith Click on the links below to find out more
pastel, circa 1807
9 1/2 in. x 8 in. (241 mm x 203 mm)
- John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), Portrait painter, engraver and pastellist. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 185 portraits.
- John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), Portrait painter, engraver and pastellist. Artist associated with 185 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Art and science
Thomas Hope publishes Household Furniture and Interior Decoration
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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.