Monday, April 1, 2013

Our Regency Picture for the Day

While, of course, I have never seen the Prince Regent--the ruler of England during the madness of King George III and before the man's death--I tend to believe this is a very flattering portrait.

Flattering and most likely inaccurate.

Many sources I've read on dear Prinny (as he was sometimes called by those close to him) indicate he would  not create a realistic portrait that was nearly as...well...unlike his corpulent self.

I suppose no one wanted to infuriate the almost-king by painting sometime realistic and lifelike.

Oh the days before photography...