Regency Culture and Society: John Glover’s Exhibition

Appearing in the June 1821 issue of La Belle Assemblee, this review of John Glover’s exhibition gives a flavor of his work and personality.  Glover later emigrated to Australia, and became the “father of Austrialian landscape painting”, even though he was only in Austrian from the age of 64 until his death in 1849 at 82. You can view several of his pieces here: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/?artist_id=glover-john

Regency Literature: The Literary Spy of 1808

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Published in the June 1808 edition of the Lady’s Monthly Museum, this short column gives us an overview of various era authors and what some general sentiments of them were. Samuel Jackson Pratt (penname Courtney Melmoth) was a poet, dramatist and novelist born in 1749. Recognized as an early advocate for animal welfare, his most famous book was Emma Corbett: Or, The miseries of civil war … Expand

Regency Health and Medicine: Guestonian Medicine

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Mr. Guest was a boot and shoemaker who had a business on Blackfriars Road, on the Surrey side of the Thames.  This coin, issued in 1795, reflects his profession as a wholesale manufacturer of ladies shoes and boots.  Sometime later, Mr. Guest became a purveyor of of medicinal pills and lotions and author of the book Guestonian Medicines (1809), which sounds like its basically a … Expand

Regency Fashion: Walking and Full Dress

Appearing in the June 1804 The Lady’s Monthly Museum, these two gowns have the usual silhouette of Regency era gowns, with their princess waists and trimmed edged.  I am a bit befuddled by the habit shirt over a long sleeve gown, but the jaunty yellow hat is marvelous.