(All images are clickable thumbnails.)
Here are portraits of many well-known Regency figures — plus some not-so-well-known. I love studying portraiture from this time period!
Top, left to right: The Daughters of Col. Hardy, Mrs. Henry Baring and Her Children, Mrs. Siddons and Mrs. Wolff by Lawrence. Note the dramatic settings and poses, as well as the lustrous colors.
Middle, left to right: Mme. Riviere and Mme. Senonnes by Ingres; Caroline Murat and Her Children and Comtesse Regnault by Francois Gerard.
Bottom, left to right: Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Salisbury and Dolley Madison by Gilbert Stuart; Mme. Vincent and Young Woman Ironing by Boilly.