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Room 18 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.

Room introduction

26 portraits on display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery