published by Samuel De Wilde
etching, published 14 February 1807
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistback to top
- Samuel De Wilde (baptised 1751-1832), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 60 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (9 Tavistock Row, Covent Garden, London)
Events of 1807back to top
Current affairsAct is passed abolishing the British slave trade after vigorous campaigning by hundreds of thousands of people led by Thomas Clarkson and championed in parliament by reformer William Wilberforce.
Resignation of 'Ministry of all the Talents'. Whig politician William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Duke of Portland, succeeds as Prime Minister.
Art and scienceThomas Hope publishes Household Furniture and Interior Decoration; influential in promoting Greek and especially Egyptian models as the epitome of fashionable style.
InternationalFrench invasion of Spain and Portugal.
Britain occupies Copenhagen and captures the Danish fleet.
Napoleon begins to wage an economic battle against Britain, recognising the impossibility of victory at sea because of Britain's superior naval power. He aims to close the entire European coastline to British trade.
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