1 portrait of James Boswell
by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 10 April 1802 (28 April 1793)
10 5/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (271 mm x 198 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- James Boswell (1740-1795), Biographer of Dr Johnson. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
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Events of 1802back to top
Current affairsAfter returning from Naples, Nelson tours England with the diplomat and antiquarian Sir William Hamilton and his wife Emma, with whom he was having an affair. With Nelson's status confirmed as a national hero, their reception outrivals that of the King.
Extensive strikes in government shipyards led by John Gast.
Art and scienceFrancis Jeffrey, MP and arbiter of literary taste, co-founds the Edinburgh Review, the influential Whig quarterly which voiced strong criticism of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey.
The Exchange, where stocks were traded, is rebuilt to cope with an increase in business during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
InternationalPeace of Amiens; Britain finally agrees to unpopular peace, leaving France the chief power in Europe and returning recent British colonial acquisitions.
Napoleon is declared First Consul of the French Empire for life.
English flock to see the international war plunder now on display at the Louvre in Paris.