I suppose when we think of that period we tend to think of British landscape painting, but it is also a period of great neoclassical works and this is well represented in the room by sculpture. Curator Greg Sullivan
There are also depictions of contemporary historical events, the most important perhaps being the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, when the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon. At the time, King George III was on the throne, but due to mental illness in his later years, his son, the Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent.
The Regency era, as it is known, came to an end in 1820 when, at the death of his father, the Prince Regent became King George IV.