by Edward Edwards, published by William Smith
6 3/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (163 mm x 122 mm) plate size; 8 5/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (218 mm x 167 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1961
Sitterback to top
- William Parry (1743-1791), Portrait painter. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (23 Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London)
Events of 1804back to top
Current affairsWilliam Pitt returns to office and forms a second coalition administration, retaining many of those who had served under his predecessor Henry Addington but specifically excluding his arch rival Charles James Fox .
Art and scienceWilliam Blake starts writing Jerusalem. One of his most ambitious allegorical poems, it took nearly eight years to complete.
Amidst infighting about submissions to the annual exhibition, attempts are made to unseat painter Benjamin West as President of the Royal Academy and elect architect James Wyatt instead.
InternationalNapoleon declares himself Emperor of France and is crowned as Napoleon I by Pope Pius VII in Paris.
Haiti achieves independence led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, the patriot and martyr who had seized control from the French in 1801. He becomes a symbolic figure of freedom for the British anti-slavery movement.
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