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Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery

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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Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne, attributed to Paul van Somer - NPG 6538

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

attributed to Paul van Somer
oil on canvas, feigned oval, probably after 1625
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6538

William Harvey, attributed to Daniel Mytens - NPG 5115

William Harvey

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

King Charles I, by Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG 4444

King Charles I

by Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, 1628
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4444

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG 2391

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Sir Peter Paul Rubens
oil on canvas, 1629
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2391

John Milton, by Unknown artist - NPG 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

King Charles II, by Unknown artist - NPG 6403

King Charles II

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1630
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6403

John Evelyn, by Robert Walker - NPG 6179

John Evelyn

by Robert Walker
oil on canvas, 1648-circa 1656
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6179

Oliver Cromwell, by Robert Walker - NPG 536

Oliver Cromwell

by Robert Walker
oil on canvas, circa 1649
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 536

John Tradescant the Younger, attributed to Thomas De Critz - NPG 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

Andrew Marvell, by Unknown artist - NPG 554

Andrew Marvell

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

Thomas Hobbes, by John Michael Wright - NPG 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

John Bunyan, by Thomas Sadler - NPG 1311

John Bunyan

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

Robert Boyle, after Johann Kerseboom - NPG 3930

Robert Boyle

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

William Dampier, by Thomas Murray - NPG 538

William Dampier

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