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Discover Georgian and Regency Portraits

Explore the Gallery's Collection by the Georgian and Regency Period



Introduction into the Georgian and Regency period (1714 to 1837), covering stories of significant changes in the country while focusing on some of the key figures in the Collection.

Georgian and Regency portraits tours

Lawrence and Regency Taste

If any one person can be seen as leading the taste in heavier frames in the early nineteenth century it was Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Monarchs timeline

This timeline will take you through the Georgians and Regency Monarchs who reigned between 1714-1837.

18th Century blog

Read posts from curators and archivists about the Georgian and Regency period

Diallo’s Portrait

Dr Lucy Peltz, 18th Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, introduces this extraordinary portrait painted by William Hoare.

Miniature of George, Prince of Wales

Explore this miniature which depicts George, Prince of Wales in van Dyck-style masquerade costume with a heavily powdered grey wig.

James Gillray Caricatures

James Gillray was the leading satirist of the Regency. Explore his caricatures here

Wellington timeline

Explore the key events in the life of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, with our illustrated timeline.