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- subject matching 'Regency Style - Men'

Regency style was characterised by greater distinction between the sexes, as men's dress became more sober and less subject to the extremes of fashion. This corresponded with the increasing informality of their attire and the abandonment of false hair and wigs. After Waterloo in 1815 however, there was a revival of interest in men's fashion as the officers returning from the Napoleonic wars took their place in civilian society. This was expressed in a form of dandyism with exaggerated echoes of military dress. In this group you can trace the development of menswear from 1792 to 1830 as represented in portraits from the Gallery's collection.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, by Peter Vandyke - NPG 192

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Peter Vandyke
oil on canvas, 1795
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 192

Joseph Nollekens, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 30

Joseph Nollekens

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1797
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 30

John Clare, by William Hilton - NPG 1469

John Clare

by William Hilton
oil on canvas, 1820
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1469

John Keats, by Joseph Severn - NPG 58

John Keats

by Joseph Severn
oil on canvas, 1821-1823
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 58

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 3136

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on panel, 1825
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3136

King George IV ('A voluptuary under the horrors of digestion'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12460

King George IV ('A voluptuary under the horrors of digestion')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 2 July 1792
NPG D12460

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by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and stipple, published 8 May 1802
NPG D12790