Term applied to the styles prevalent through the reigns of the four King Georges in Britain from 1714 to 1830

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  • Joseph Highmore, 'I: Mr B. Finds Pamela Writing' 1743-4

    Joseph Highmore
    I: Mr B. Finds Pamela Writing 1743-4
    Oil on canvas
    support: 651 x 759 mm frame: 825 x 955 x 120 mm
    Purchased 1921

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  • Giovanni Battista Cipriani, 'Design for the Illumination for the King's Birthday' 1771

    Giovanni Battista Cipriani
    Design for the Illumination for the King's Birthday 1771
    Pen and ink and watercolour on paper
    support: 460 x 605 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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  • William Hogarth, 'The Strode Family' circa 1738

    William Hogarth
    The Strode Family circa 1738
    Oil on canvas
    frame: 1126 x 1175 x 98 mm support: 870 x 915 mm
    Bequeathed by Rev. William Finch 1880

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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.