Born during the Victorian era, Edmund Blair Leighton was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects. His paintings aren’t always accurate, and the discerning eye can spot lots of anachronistic details. But accuracy wasn’t the painter’s intent. He wanted to capture the romance and nostalgia attached to a bygone era, and in that, he fully succeeded. His sentimental paintings are absolutely beautiful.
Here are a few depicting his idealised idea of the Regency period: