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The Kinghorne

aka substantial sideburns extending to the lower jaw, paired with a clean-shaven chin and upper lip – was a standard look for gents in pre-Victorian times.

The Kinghorne
The Kinghorne

This style was better suited to the high, starched collars and cravats that featured in fashions of this era, when men seemed to favour hairstyles that lent an air that could be both dignified and tousled; respectable and raffish. This style also stopped respectably short of beards which, up until the late 1840s, remained aligned with political radicalism and other conditions eschewed by regular men.

8 portraits

1Charles Windeyer, 1830s an unknown artist. 2Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 Thomas James Lempriere. 3Francis Tuckfield, c. 1854 an unknown artist. 4Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy. 5William Charles Windeyer, (1850s) an unknown artist. 6Portrait of Joshua Payne, 1840 Daniel Byrne. 7Georg von Neumayer, c.1860 Johnstone & Co.

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Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay

Jo's mo show

(with beards)

Previous exhibition, 2011

This exhibition illustrates changes in beards, moustaches and sideburns from the 1780s to the 1980s.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.