Samuel Jackson Pratt
1 portrait of Sir Richard Phillips
Samuel Jackson Pratt
by Caroline Watson, published by Sir Richard Phillips, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 10 January 1805
7 1/4 in. x 4 5/8 in. (184 mm x 118 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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Artistsback to top
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 686 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), Writer, bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Caroline Watson (1760 or 1761-1814), Printmaker. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
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.
InternationalBattle 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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