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Powder and Pomade

Watercolour portrait of Princess Sophia
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  • This event is in the past
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • £6.00
  • Booking essential
  • Adults

    Join exhibition curator and Surveyor of The King's Pictures Anna Reynolds for a closer look at 18th-century hairstyles. During the Georgian period hair was an integral element of attire, changing alongside fashions in dress. This lecture will look more closely at the practice of wig-wearing for men during the 18th century and will explain the broader cultural changes that resulted in a return to men wearing their natural hair during the period. To modern eyes the towering hairstyles of Georgian women are one of the most striking features of portraits and this lecture will also investigate how such coiffures were created and what they reflected about the era.  

    Please note this lecture does not include access to The King's Gallery. Find out more about visiting the Gallery.

    Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians
    Discover Georgian fashion and style, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court.

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.