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Edward Jenner

by William Say, published by Thomas Palser, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 20 August 1804
16 7/8 in. x 12 1/8 in. (429 mm x 307 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1913
Reference Collection
NPG D19467

Sitterback to top

  • Edward Jenner (1749-1823), Surgeon; discoverer of vaccination. Sitter in 11 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Artist or producer associated with 104 portraits, Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
  • Thomas Palser (active 1803-1843), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 15 portraits.
  • William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist or producer associated with 260 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

William Pitt returns to office and forms a second coalition administration, retaining many of those who had served under his predecessor Henry Addington but specifically excluding his arch rival Charles James Fox .

Art and science

William Blake starts writing Jerusalem. One of his most ambitious allegorical poems, it took nearly eight years to complete.
Amidst infighting about submissions to the annual exhibition, attempts are made to unseat painter Benjamin West as President of the Royal Academy and elect architect James Wyatt instead.

International

Napoleon declares himself Emperor of France and is crowned as Napoleon I by Pope Pius VII in Paris.
Haiti achieves independence led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, the patriot and martyr who had seized control from the French in 1801. He becomes a symbolic figure of freedom for the British anti-slavery movement.

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