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Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

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Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by and published by Henry Meyer, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 25 May 1807
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (353 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 14 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (363 mm x 260 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D39750


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  • John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.

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  • NPG D39749: Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (from same plate)

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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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