by Robert Dunkarton, published by William Richardson, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1 August 1805
15 in. x 10 7/8 in. (380 mm x 277 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (447 mm x 342 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Sitterback to top
- William Coxe (1748-1828), Historian, Church of England Clergyman and publisher. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 252 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Robert Dunkarton (circa 1744-1811?), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 166 portraits.
- William Richardson (active 1777-1814), Bookseller, printseller and auctioneer. Artist associated with 398 portraits.
Related worksback to top
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.
Tell us more
Framed & unframed prints