In pictures: art in the age of Jane Austen

More than 60 works by Adam Buck, one of Regency England’s most sought-after portrait painters, go on show in Oxford from 16 July

Adam Buck,"First steps in Life",1808

The Darling Awake, by Adam Buck, 1809 © Private Collection

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Honora Lambart, by Adam Buck, 1803 © Private Collection

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Lady Cowper and son, by Adam Buck, 1807 © Private Collection

Adam Buck The Mother's Hope 1807

Mother’s Hope, by Adam Buck, 1807 © Private Collection

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The Darling Awake, by Adam Buck, 1809 © Private Collection

Adam Buck, Farewell,1801,37.5H x28.5Wcm

Farewell, by Adam Buck, 1801 © Private Collection

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An Elegant Society: Adam Buck, Artist in the Age of Jane Austen is on show at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from 16 July–4 October. Find out more at the museum’s website