- Extended Catalogue Entry
by William Evans
black crayon and wash on paper, circa 1805
6 in. x 4 in. (152 mm x 102 mm)
Sitterback to top
- James Barry (1741-1806), Painter. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 9 portraits.
Artistback to top
- William Evans (active 1797-1856), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 38
- MacLeod, Catharine, Tudor Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, 1996, p. 18
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 37
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.
InternationalBattle 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.
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