- Extended Catalogue Entry
by John Flaxman
pencil, circa 1800
7 in. x 7 in. (178 mm x 178 mm)
Given by Miss Mary Sharpe, 1897
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Stothard (1755-1834), Painter and illustrator. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist associated with 34 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter in 22 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Cooper, Tarnya, Searching for Shakespeare, 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 29 May 2006), p. 179
- Cooper, Tarnya, Searching for Shakespeare (hardback), 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 29 May 2006), p. 179
- Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 133
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 593
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 482
Events of 1800back to top
Current affairsWidespread food riots after poor harvests of 1798-9. Theorist, Thomas Malthus, controversially argues that poverty and food shortages are an inevitable consequence of population growth, challenging assumptions that populousness was a sign of national prosperity and power. His thesis contributed forcefully to the debate over the existing Poor Law.
Art and scienceWilliam Wordsworth publishes his Preface to the Lyrical Ballads; a retrospective explanation of his experimental poems written with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It becomes one of the best-known manifestos of Romantic literature.
InternationalLord Castlereagh, Chief Secretary for Ireland, is the main architect of the Act of Union under which Ireland is merged with Great Britain and the Irish parliament is abolished.
British troops support successful uprising by Maltese against the French.
Napoleon is victorious against Austrians at Marengo and reconquers Italy.