1 portrait of Dorothy Jordan
stipple engraving, published 1805
5 3/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (138 mm x 90 mm) paper size
Given by Julian Perfect, 2006
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Sitterback to top
- Dorothy Jordan (Mrs Jordan) (Dorothea Phillips) (1761-1816), Actress; mistress of William IV. Sitter associated with 29 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Mackenzie (active early 19th century), Engraver. Artist associated with 40 portraits.
Events of 1805back to top
Current affairsNelson's state funeral is held at St Paul's. An occasion for an outpouring of national grief and patriotism, the grand ceremony built on the cult of Nelson which had emerged in the years before his death.
Art and scienceMary Tighe publishes Pysche or the Legend of Love, a romantic allegory in the fashionable medieval revival style, admired by both Keats and Shelley.
The 'poems of Ossian' are officially declared a fake and a great literary scandal ends as Scottish poet James Macpherson is exposed as the forger of the third century bard's epic works.