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Room 6
Science and the Arts in the 17th Century

This room has as its central focus a portrait of the diarist John Evelyn, one of two portraits with skulls in this space. The displays includes portraits of John Milton, William Harvey and John Bunyan, and two artist self-portraits in the corners of the room - Mary Beale and Sir Peter Lely.

Room introduction

See also: Room 6: miniature case

14 portraits on display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery

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6538

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, feigned oval, probably after 1625
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6538

5115

William Harvey

attributed to Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, circa 1627
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5115

4222

John Milton

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1629
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4222

5727

Venetia, Lady Digby

by Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1633-1634
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5727

6007

Henry Stone

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1648
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6007

6179

John Evelyn

by Robert Walker
oil on canvas, 1648
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6179

1089

John Tradescant the Younger

attributed to Thomas De Critz
oil on canvas, 1652
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1089

554

Andrew Marvell

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1655-1660
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 554

3897

Sir Peter Lely

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1660
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3897

1687

Mary Beale

by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, circa 1665
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1687

225

Thomas Hobbes

by John Michael Wright
oil on canvas, circa 1669-1670
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 225

1311

John Bunyan

by Thomas Sadler
oil on canvas, 1684
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1311

3930

Robert Boyle

after Johann Kerseboom
oil on canvas, (circa 1689-1690)
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3930

538

William Dampier

by Thomas Murray
oil on canvas, circa 1697-1698
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 538