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Richard ('Beau') Nash (1674-1762), Man of fashion

Sitter in 4 portraits
Beau Nash, born Richard Nash, was a celebrated dandy and leader of fashion in eighteenth-century Britain. Nash served as an army officer and was then called to the Bar, but made little of either career. In 1704 he became Master of Ceremonies at the rising spa town of Bath, a position that he retained until his death, and for which he is best remembered. He played a leading role in making Bath the most fashionable resort in England at the time.

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1537

Richard ('Beau') Nash

after William Hoare
oil on canvas, (circa 1761)
NPG 1537

D38475

Richard ('Beau') Nash

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1740)
NPG D38475

D5327

Richard ('Beau') Nash

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1740)
NPG D5327

D38474

Richard ('Beau') Nash

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1740)
NPG D38474