by and published by George Clint, after Henry Walton
mezzotint, published 1 January 1805 (1781)
13 1/8 in. x 9 in. (332 mm x 230 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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- William Gilpin (1724-1804), Writer and exponent of the picturesque. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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Events of 1805back to top
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.