Georgian and Regency portraits



A selection of portraits from 1714 to 1837, many of which are on display at the Gallery or at Beningbrough Hall, our regional partner in Yorkshire.


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Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, (circa 1700) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
(circa 1700)
NPG 3634

Queen Anne, by Michael Dahl, 1705 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Anne
by Michael Dahl
1705
NPG 6187

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1706 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1706
NPG 902

Sir Christopher Wren, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1711 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Christopher Wren
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1711
NPG 113

'The Music Party'
by Philip Mercier
1733
NPG 1556

Alexander Pope, by Jonathan Richardson, circa 1737 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Pope
by Jonathan Richardson
circa 1737
NPG 1179

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Louis Gabriel Blanchet, 1738 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Prince Charles Edward Stuart
by Louis Gabriel Blanchet
1738
NPG 5517

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, by Joseph Highmore, 1740 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
by Joseph Highmore
1740
NPG 1977

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, circa 1747-1749 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Joshua Reynolds
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
circa 1747-1749
NPG 41

Flora Macdonald, by Richard Wilson, 1747 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Flora Macdonald
by Richard Wilson
1747
NPG 5848

Samuel Johnson, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1756-1757 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Samuel Johnson
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1756-1757
NPG 1597

George Frideric Handel, by Thomas Hudson, 1756 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Frideric Handel
by Thomas Hudson
1756
NPG 3970

William Hogarth, by William Hogarth, 1758 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hogarth
by William Hogarth
1758
NPG 289

Peg Woffington, by Unknown artist, circa 1758 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Peg Woffington
by Unknown artist
circa 1758
NPG 650

King George III, studio of Allan Ramsay, (1761-1762) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King George III
studio of Allan Ramsay
(1761-1762)
NPG 223

Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, studio of Allan Ramsay, (1761-1762) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
studio of Allan Ramsay
(1761-1762)
NPG 224

Kitty Fisher, by Nathaniel Hone, 1765 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Kitty Fisher
by Nathaniel Hone
1765
NPG 2354

Karl Friedrich Abel, by Thomas Gainsborough, circa 1765 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Karl Friedrich Abel
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1765
NPG 5947

Warren Hastings, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1766-1768 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Warren Hastings
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1766-1768
NPG 4445

Angelica Kauffmann, by Angelica Kauffmann, circa 1770-1775 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Angelica Kauffmann
by Angelica Kauffmann
circa 1770-1775
NPG 430

Mary Moser, by George Romney, circa 1770-1771 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Moser
by George Romney
circa 1770-1771
NPG 6641

Richard Cumberland, by George Romney, circa 1776 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cumberland
by George Romney
circa 1776
NPG 19

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1771-1773 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1771-1773
NPG 5868

David Garrick; Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel), by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1772-1773 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

David Garrick; Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel)
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1772-1773
NPG 5375

James Cook, by John Webber, November 1776 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

James Cook
by John Webber
November 1776
NPG 26

Christopher Anstey with his daughter, by William Hoare, circa 1775 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Christopher Anstey with his daughter
by William Hoare
circa 1775
NPG 3084

William Beckford, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1782 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Beckford
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1782
NPG 5340

Mary Wilkes; John Wilkes, by Johann Joseph Zoffany, exhibited 1782 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Wilkes; John Wilkes
by Johann Joseph Zoffany
exhibited 1782
NPG 6133

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Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney')
by Edward Francisco Burney
circa 1784-1785
NPG 2634

Emma, Lady Hamilton, by George Romney, circa 1785 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Emma, Lady Hamilton
by George Romney
circa 1785
NPG 294

The Fourdrinier Family, attributed to John Downman, circa 1786 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Fourdrinier Family
attributed to John Downman
circa 1786
NPG 6091

Robert Burns, by Alexander Nasmyth, circa 1821-1822 (1787) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Burns
by Alexander Nasmyth
circa 1821-1822 (1787)
NPG 46

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble), by Gilbert Stuart, 1787 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble)
by Gilbert Stuart
1787
NPG 50

Anna Maria Jenkins; Thomas Jenkins, by Angelica Kauffmann, 1790 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anna Maria Jenkins; Thomas Jenkins
by Angelica Kauffmann
1790
NPG 5044

Thomas Paine, by Laurent Dabos, circa 1791 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Paine
by Laurent Dabos
circa 1791
NPG 6805

George Washington, by Gilbert Stuart, (1796) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Washington
by Gilbert Stuart
(1796)
NPG 2041

Mary Wollstonecraft, by John Opie, circa 1797 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Wollstonecraft
by John Opie
circa 1797
NPG 1237

Horatio Nelson, by Guy Head, 1798-1799 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Horatio Nelson
by Guy Head
1798-1799
NPG 5101

John Constable, by Ramsay Richard Reinagle, circa 1799 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Constable
by Ramsay Richard Reinagle
circa 1799
NPG 1786

Thomas Hope, by Sir William Beechey, 1798 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Hope
by Sir William Beechey
1798
NPG 4574

King George III, studio of Sir William Beechey, circa 1800 (1799-1800) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King George III
studio of Sir William Beechey
circa 1800 (1799-1800)
NPG 6250

King William IV, by Sir Martin Archer Shee, circa 1800 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King William IV
by Sir Martin Archer Shee
circa 1800
NPG 2199

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1804 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick
by Sir Thomas Lawrence
1804
NPG 244

William Blake, by Thomas Phillips, 1807 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Blake
by Thomas Phillips
1807
NPG 212

Jane Austen, by Cassandra Austen, circa 1810 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jane Austen
by Cassandra Austen
circa 1810
NPG 3630

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, replica by Thomas Phillips, circa 1835 (1813) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron
replica by Thomas Phillips
circa 1835 (1813)
NPG 142

King George IV, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, circa 1814 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King George IV
by Sir Thomas Lawrence
circa 1814
NPG 123

King George IV, after Sir Thomas Lawrence, (1815) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King George IV
after Sir Thomas Lawrence
(1815)
NPG 2503

Percy Bysshe Shelley, by Amelia Curran, 1819 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Percy Bysshe Shelley
by Amelia Curran
1819
NPG 1234

John Clare, by William Hilton, 1820 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Clare
by William Hilton
1820
NPG 1469

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter, 1820-1823 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820
by Sir George Hayter
1820-1823
NPG 999

John Keats, by Joseph Severn, 1821-1823 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Keats
by Joseph Severn
1821-1823
NPG 58

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, circa 1824 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt
by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
circa 1824
NPG 391

William Wilberforce, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1828 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Wilberforce
by Sir Thomas Lawrence
1828
NPG 3

The House of Commons, 1833, by Sir George Hayter, 1833-1843 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The House of Commons, 1833
by Sir George Hayter
1833-1843
NPG 54

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, by Richard Rothwell, exhibited 1840 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
by Richard Rothwell
exhibited 1840
NPG 1235

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