View Full Version: Regency Fun!

The London Life: An English Regency RPG > Tittle-Tattle > Regency Fun!

Title: Regency Fun!
Description: Interesting Regency fun stuff

Thomas Sterne (Aida) - December 3, 2008 07:14 PM (GMT)
We can share anything that relates to the Regency era and might be interesting or fun in a way. ;)

I was browsing through deviantArt and I found these paintings which are based on Austen's works. They are pretty impressive:

This is a youtube video based on the Beau Brummell film with James Purefoy:

And a rather amusing site with paper dolls. A great portion of it is realted to the Regency era, and there are some nice ideas for dresses:

Helena Wriothesley (Aida) - December 20, 2008 04:20 PM (GMT)
Edmund Blair-Leighton has many beautiful Regency paintings:

My favorites so far are these:

user posted image

user posted image
(This one is huge so I didn't put it here directly!)

John Rutledge (Sara) - December 21, 2008 12:28 AM (GMT)
Those are LOVELY Aida :) I'm familiar with his medieval works, but hadn't seen his Regency-inspired artwork. I love his style!!

Selina Clare (Rose) - December 21, 2008 01:49 PM (GMT)
Oh, I love Edmund Blair-Leighton! I have a massive poster of "The Accolade" over my bed. I didn't know he did these regency pictures as well though. I've seen them quite often on the covers of Georgette Heyer books but I didn't know who painted them!

Edit: more dress up dolls!

Regency heroine
Regency hero

Helena Wriothesley (Aida) - December 21, 2008 04:00 PM (GMT)
I didn't know he had Regency paintings either. I thought he had only fantastic medieval works, until I found these by accident! :)

Thomas Sterne (Aida) - April 5, 2009 08:05 PM (GMT)
I just love this painting! :D Couldn't resist sharing it:
user posted image
(Two Strings to her Bow - by John Pettie)

And I saw this one at Louvre last summer, found it a couple of days ago on the net. I imagine this is how Thomas would look like in a couple of years, with his daughter!
user posted image
(Jean Baptist Isabey Miniaturist with his Daughter - by François Gérard)

A woman painting. She has very beautiful paintings:
user posted image
(Self Portrait - by Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun)

I really like the colour combination in this one, and the lady's expression:
user posted image
(Portrait of Madame Regnault de Saint Jean d'Angely - by François Gérard)

Claudia Morton (Sara) - April 5, 2009 09:49 PM (GMT)
Ooooh.. those are lovely :D
I found an extra large version of "Two String to her Bow" here and have a new desktop background! Hah! :D

I also love that painting of "Thomas" - isn't it funny how we can see our characters in paintings sometimes? :D (That is so cool that you actually saw it in person though!)
And Vigee-Lebrun is one of my favorite, favorite painters!!!

Thomas Sterne (Aida) - April 5, 2009 09:58 PM (GMT)
Oh! I'm glad you liked "Two String to her Bow"!! The triumphant look on her face is just wonderful! And the gentlemen's expressions! :D

I was actually fixated on the "Thomas" painting for some minutes, and I took several pictures but they didn't turn out very good! My friend was wondering why I wouldn't move on! :P

I love the reds Vigee-Lebrun uses in her paintings! They are so vibrant, and the portraits are so vivid and powerful, unlike how women usually used to paint from what I've seen.

Oscar Moncrieff (Aida) - May 17, 2009 05:46 PM (GMT)
Some funny-ish pics! :)

user posted image

Angelo's Fencing (1787):
user posted image

A Game of Guessing the Kisser! (1811):
user posted image

The Berkeley Slip :D:
user posted image

Gwendolyn Moncrieff (Aida) - May 30, 2009 10:39 PM (GMT)
Royal Academy of Arts:

user posted image
- 1800 -

user posted image
- 1881 -

Guess who's in the second pic? ;)

Thomas Sterne (Aida) - September 13, 2009 08:20 PM (GMT)
It's time for another batch of pretty pictures! :)

The Brave Deserve the Fair
user posted image
by Henry Gillard Glindoni

Why Hesitate?
user posted image
by Henry Gillard Glindoni
(tsk, tsk, tsk... irresponsible chaperone!)

Competing for Attention
user posted image
by Henry Gillard Glindoni

Fan Flirtation
user posted image
by Henry Gillard Glindoni

The Duet
user posted image
by George Goodwin Kilburne
(At the soirée?)

The Rehearsal
user posted image
by George Goodwin Kilburne
(Another soirée piece!)

The Afternoon Visitor
user posted image
by Charles Soulacroix

user posted image
by Henry John Yeend King
(Helena and Croquembouche!!)

Picking Flowers for Posy
user posted image
by Charles Haigh-Wood
(Charity and Elise?)

Patrick Grove (Katherine) - September 14, 2009 06:49 AM (GMT)

Rosalind Fairmont (Alexandra) - September 14, 2009 10:06 AM (GMT)
Oh, Aida, they're so beautiful! I love how expressive the body language is.

The Rehearsal
user posted image
by George Goodwin Kilburne
(Another soirée piece!)

Rosie on the right. With..... Jem?

Georgiana Haworth (Vikki) - September 14, 2009 10:36 AM (GMT)
And the other music rehearsal is clearly Viola and Olivia!

Thomas Sterne (Aida) - September 15, 2009 05:49 AM (GMT)
Glad you've liked them! I'll post more whenever I found something interesting! :D

Gwendolyn Moncrieff (Aida) - November 22, 2009 06:16 PM (GMT)
An 1805 version of Rock-a-bye-baby (from Songs for Nursery) from wiki:

Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green,
Father's a nobleman, mother's a queen...

lol! :D

Stephen Brydges (Emily) - December 22, 2009 07:48 AM (GMT)
The only dance Mr. Darcy does not find beneath him is freestyle disco.

Basil Brett (Aida) - January 13, 2010 09:37 PM (GMT)

Basil Brett (Aida) - February 10, 2010 08:34 AM (GMT)
In response to this thread! Doodled some time ago! My anthropomorphic characters! :D

user posted image

I'd forgotten how a lizard and a hawk look like at the time I was drawing this... yeah...

Thomas Sterne (Aida) - March 13, 2010 07:37 PM (GMT)
Wonderful site for Regency costumes, accessories and hairstyles for ladies and gentlemen!

On another note, time for another batch of Regency fun! And since the soiree is near:

Music Lesson
user posted image
by Vittoria Reggianini

Elegant Figures in an Interior
user posted image
by Vittoria Reggianini

The Marchioness of Northampton
user posted image
by Sir Henry Raeborn

And for a change:
Portrait of Mr. Jean Dominique Fabry Garat with Lyre
user posted image
by Adele Romany

And for cat-lovers like myself:
Les Chats Musiciens
user posted image
by Henriette Ronner-Knip

Hermione Longstaffe (Rose) - March 14, 2010 12:08 AM (GMT)
The elegant figures are clearly Rosie, Felicity and Georgiana and the Marchioness with the harp is definitely Viola. :)

Hosted for free by zIFBoards