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Outline Key to the Portraits &c. in the print from Mr West's Picture of the Death of Lord Nelson (Horatio Nelson)

31 of 39 portraits by Benjamin West

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Outline Key to the Portraits &c. in the print from Mr West's Picture of the Death of Lord Nelson (Horatio Nelson)

after Benjamin West
lithograph, published circa 1811
18 1/4 in. x 26 1/2 in. (462 mm x 674 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1958
Reference Collection
NPG D38492

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  • Benjamin West (1738-1820), History painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 39 portraits, Sitter associated with 43 portraits.

Events of 1811back to top

Current affairs

George III's insanity is finally publicly admitted amidst arguments in Parliament over the credibility of his doctors. George, Prince of Wales is appointed Regent despite doubts over his capacity to rule effectively. This prompts the Prince's final split with the Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, his clandestine wife

Art and science

John Loudon McAdam presents his new road surfacing technique to Parliament.
Jane Austen publishes Sense and Sensibility.
Sculptor Francis Leggatt Chantrey exhibits at the Royal Academy for the first time with a celebrated bust of the radical John Horne Tooke.

International

Battle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult.
Java captured.

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