Romantics & Revolutionaries: Regency Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery London

Front Cover
National Portrait Gallery, 2002 - Art - 160 pages
This book brings an engaging cast of Regency characters vividly to life through a vigorous combination of words and pictures. Biographical sketches accompany portraits from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery with the whole introduced by an original and thought-provoking essay from Richard Holmes. Together they illustrate all the diversity and exuberance of Regency England - its triumphs, dramas, paradoxes, successes and excesses. It was a period of seismic political change, of revolutionary scientific discovery, of towering artistic achievement, of military triumph and of social scandal. From American Independence to the shocking trial of Queen Caroline, from vaccination to the Battle of Waterloo, from Don Juan to the Abolition of slavery, this book offers a fascinating portrait of a thrilling period in British history.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Romantics & revolutionaries: regency portraits from the National Portrait Gallery London

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The Regency portraits in London's National Portrait Gallery represent some of the greatest paintings in the collection of that renowned institution. This volume is a catalog for the early 19th-century ... Read full review


Poets Visionaries 25

3 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Crane is a University Lecturer in the U.S.

Stephen Hebron is a curator and the author of numerous books.

Bibliographic information