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Richard Payne Knight
by James Bromley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
15 1/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (383 mm x 303 mm) plate size; 19 5/8 in. x 14 5/8 in. (497 mm x 372 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- James Bromley (1800-1838), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- NPG D18967: Richard Payne Knight (from same plate)
- NPG D37103: Richard Payne Knight (from same plate)
Nelson'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 science
Mary 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.
Battle of Trafalgar. Napoleon's ultimate plan to invade England from Boulogne with 100,000 men is thwarted by superior British naval power. Nelson dies in the closing moments of battle having been wounded by a French sniper, but survives long enough to learn that a decisive victory has been won.