Art Term

Georgian

Georgian is the term applied to the style of architecture, art and design prevalent through the reigns of the four King Georges in Britain from 1714 to 1830

Joseph Highmore, ‘I: Mr B. Finds Pamela Writing’ 1743–4
Joseph Highmore
I: Mr B. Finds Pamela Writing 1743–4
Tate

Georgian usually refers to architecture, furniture, silver and the like, rather than painting. Its unifying characteristic, if it has one, is a certain classical restraint and harmony.

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