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George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, by James Gillray, circa 1802 - NPG D12753 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland

by James Gillray
black ink, circa 1802
3 5/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (92 mm x 64 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12753

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  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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After returning from Naples, Nelson tours England with the diplomat and antiquarian Sir William Hamilton and his wife Emma, with whom he was having an affair. With Nelson's status confirmed as a national hero, their reception outrivals that of the King. Extensive strikes in government shipyards led by John Gast.

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Francis Jeffrey, MP and arbiter of literary taste, co-founds the Edinburgh Review, the influential Whig quarterly which voiced strong criticism of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey. The Exchange, where stocks were traded, is rebuilt to cope with an increase in business during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.


Peace of Amiens; Britain finally agrees to unpopular peace, leaving France the chief power in Europe and returning recent British colonial acquisitions. Napoleon is declared First Consul of the French Empire for life. English flock to see the international war plunder now on display at the Louvre in Paris.

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