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The Room 18 pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery

Art, Invention & Thought: the Romantics

This room has as its central focus a significant body of portraits of Romantic poets and figures from the Regency period. A portrait of Wordsworth, flanked either side by portraits of Mary Wollstonecraft and her later husband William Godwin dominate one wall. On the wall opposite there is a portrait of Byron, and the room also includes portraits of Mary Shelley, Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Scott, Burns and in a pastel case Jane Austen. Portraits of Davy and Jenner hang either side of the doorway and one corner of the room includes portraits of Turner, Constable, Blake, Flaxman and Fuseli.

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5 portraits on display in the Room 18 pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery

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Henry Hunt, by J. Wiche - NPG 957

Henry Hunt

by J. Wiche
watercolour, engraved 1822
On display in the Room 18 pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 957

Peterloo Massacre (or Battle of Peterloo), published by Richard Carlile - NPG D42256

Peterloo Massacre (or Battle of Peterloo)

published by Richard Carlile
aquatint and etching, published 1 October 1819
On display in the Room 18 pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D42256

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt, by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D32400

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, 1820
On display in the Room 18 pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D32400

'On his liberation after six years of imprisonment...' (Richard Carlile), after Unknown artist - NPG D8083

'On his liberation after six years of imprisonment...' (Richard Carlile)

after Unknown artist
lithograph, 1825 or after
On display in the Room 18 pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D8083

William Hulton, by Richard James Lane, after  Joseph Slater - NPG D22237

William Hulton

by Richard James Lane, after Joseph Slater
lithograph, 1839
On display in the Room 18 pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D22237