- Extended Catalogue Entry
after Sir William Beechey
oil on oak panel, based on a work of 1801
20 1/2 in. x 16 1/2 in. (521 mm x 419 mm)
Bequeathed by Henry Graves, 1892
Sitterback to top
- John Boydell (1720-1804), Engraver and printseller. Sitter in 13 portraits, Artist associated with 128 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 252 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 67
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 71
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1801back to top
Current affairsWlliam Pitt and Lord Castlereagh both resign over the King's refusal to permit the introduction of Catholic emancipation. Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth succeeds Pitt as Prime Minister.
Census records 9 million people living in England and Wales, 5.2 million in Ireland and 1.6 million in Scotland.
Art and scienceRadical writer, Amelia Opie publishes her best known novel The Father and the Daughter. Said to have reduced Walter Scott to tears, it went on to enjoy success as an opera and a play.
InternationalOther members of the First Coalition fighting France with Britain agree to a humiliating peace treaty and Britain fights on alone.
A successful campaign is fought against the French army marooned in Egypt. General Sir Ralph Abercromby leads the troops but is killed in action.
Thomas Jefferson is elected President of the United States.