Discover Georgian and Regency Portraits
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.
If any one person can be seen as leading the taste in heavier frames in the early nineteenth century it was Sir Thomas Lawrence.
This timeline will take you through the Georgians and Regency Monarchs who reigned between 1714-1837.
Dr Lucy Peltz, 18th Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, introduces this extraordinary portrait painted by William Hoare.
Explore this miniature which depicts George, Prince of Wales in van Dyck-style masquerade costume with a heavily powdered grey wig.
James Gillray was the leading satirist of the Regency. Explore his caricatures here