by and published by Charles Turner, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 27 February 1805 (circa 1800)
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (354 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (410 mm x 285 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Sitter in 13 portraits, Artist associated with 214 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, London)
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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.