Lemuel Francis Abbott

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Lemuel Francis Abbott

by Valentine Green, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, published 1805
18 3/4 in. x 14 7/8 in. (477 mm x 379 mm) plate size
Reference Collection
NPG D5602

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  • Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist or producer associated with 79 portraits.

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  • Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 79 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Valentine Green (1739-1813), Mezzotint engraver. Artist or producer associated with 150 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Events of 1805back to top

Current affairs

Nelson'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 science

Mary 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.

International

Battle of Trafalgar. Napoleon's ultimate plan to invade England from Boulogne with 100,000 men is thwarted by superior British naval power. Nelson dies in the closing moments of battle having been wounded by a French sniper, but survives long enough to learn that a decisive victory has been won.

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