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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey when Lord Howick, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1808 (circa 1805) - NPG D17278 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey when Lord Howick

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1808 (circa 1805)
5 7/8 in. x 5 in. (148 mm x 127 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
Reference Collection
NPG D17278

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Artistsback to top

  • Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 687 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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The 'Mary Anne Clarke affair' erupts in which Clarke, mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, was said to have used her influence with him to run a military promotions racket. Championed by radical government opponents, it ends in the Duke's resignation as Commander-in-Chief of the army.

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Sculptor John Flaxman begins Nelson memorial for St Paul's.
Richard Trevithick demonstrates model railway travelling at 12 mph.

International

After taking Portugal, Napoleon invades Spain, deposes the Spanish Bourbon monarchy and appoints his brother Joseph as the new King. The
Peninsular War then begins under Sir John Moore and Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, aiming to protect Portugal and exploit Iberian hatred of French tyranny.

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