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15 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Regency Style - Women'

Fashion in womenswear changed frequently during the Regency period. To be a man or woman of fashion implied not only attention to dress but also to social position and political affiliation. The popularity of certain styles was particularly influenced by shifting attitudes towards the situation in France and the expansion of the Empire. Combined with increasingly sophisticated forms of retailing and the print media's avid reporting of the latest trends, contemporary interest in fashion was intense. In this group you can examine some of the popular styles represented in portraits from the Gallery's collection.

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Mary Wollstonecraft, by John Opie - NPG 1237

Mary Wollstonecraft

by John Opie
oil on canvas, circa 1797
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1237

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 244

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 244

Hannah More, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 412

Hannah More

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, 1822
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 412

Sarah Archer (née West), Lady Archer ('The finishing touch'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12424

Sarah Archer (née West), Lady Archer ('The finishing touch')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 September 1791
NPG D12424

Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury (née Campbell) ('Modern elegance'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D10789

Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury (née Campbell) ('Modern elegance')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 22 May 1795
NPG D10789

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'"Monstrosities" of 1799, - scene, Kensington Gardens'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 June 1799
NPG D12699