Category Archives: 17th and 18th Century Culture

Georgians Revealed at the British Library

Georgians Revealed – Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain, until 11 March 2014 Discover the Georgians as they really were, through the objects that tell the stories of their lives. From beautifully furnished homes to raucous gambling dens, … Continue reading

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Intrigue and Scandal abound at The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh

A new exhibition of work by one of the wittiest and most popular caricaturists of Georgian Britain opens at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse today (Friday, 22 November). High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson (some of his … Continue reading

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High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse   22 November 2013 – 2 March 2014 The absurdities of fashion, the perils of love, political machinations and royal intrigue were the daily subject-matter of Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827), one of the wittiest and most popular … Continue reading

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Georgians Revealed – an exhibition

British Library press release Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain British Library, London, 8th November 2013 to 11th March 2014. Exploring the changing lives of the middle classes, from homes and gardens to entertainment and celebrity, … Continue reading

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Goody! Two Shoes.

Virginia has been voicing her disdain of homogenous, cheaply made footwear. I commiserate whole-heartedly with her as I firmly believe a man – or woman – should be both elegantly and comfortably shod when stepping out. Yesterday a much anticipated parcel … Continue reading

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A Shirt Tale

Eighteenth-century unbleached linen shirt. No single garment has bridged so many generations, social classes and continents so comprehensively as the ubiquitous linen shirt; boy to man, convict to settler and pauper to prince, all wore the same shirt. Retaining its … Continue reading

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