by Henry Bone, after Henry Edridge, after George Romney
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1805 (exhibited 1804)
5 in. x 3 7/8 in. (128 mm x 98 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
Sitterback to top
- John Moore (1730-1805), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 11 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Henry Edridge (1769-1821), Portrait painter and landscape draughtsman. Artist associated with 116 portraits.
- George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 162 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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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