© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Mackenzie, after Joachim Smith Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1807
8 3/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (213 mm x 131 mm) plate size; 9 5/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (244 mm x 176 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Elizabeth Carter (1717-1806), Scholar and writer. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
- Mackenzie (active early 19th century), Engraver. Artist associated with 40 portraits.
- Joachim Smith (circa 1737-1814), Modeller employed by Josiah Wedgwood. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
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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.