Regency era

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TDRF Adelaide – Passion for Portraits, Paintings & Porcelain

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The David Roche Foundation House Museum and Gallery collection in Adelaide, showcases its owner’s passionate pursuit of fine portraits, paintings and porcelains

Jane Austen – Provincial Life & The Cultivation of the Mind

Jane Austen – Provincial Life & The Cultivation of the Mind

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While her only known image may seem to reveal otherwise, there was nothing really plain about Jane. Her novels belong as much to her times as do the list of battle honours won by those involved in the era’s significant war campaigns.

Byron Crop

Lord Byron – A Rock Star Poet in an Age of Extravagance

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The Regency era in England is all about romantics and revolutionaries, princes and a rock-star poet, architects & artists; an age of paradox where extremes met

Collectors & Connoisseurs

Collectors & Connoisseurs

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The Regency era in England from 1811 when Prince of Wales ruled England until his father’s death in 1820, saw the rise of the first professional art critics. They were either wealthy connoisseurs or collectors, like Richard Payne Knight (who had a fine eye for erotica) or working journalists like…

An Eye for Art

An Eye for Art

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The Regency era (1792 – 1830) in England saw the rise of the first professional art critics who were wealthy connoisseurs or collectors like Richard Payne Knight (fine eye for erotica) and journalists like William Hazlitt. Trained as a painter Hazlitt had first hand knowledge of the technical and aesthetic…