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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

16 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

Henry Stone, by Sir Peter Lely - NPG 6007

Henry Stone

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

John Evelyn, by Robert Walker - NPG 6179

John Evelyn

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

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

Sir Peter Lely, by Sir Peter Lely - NPG 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

Mary Beale, by Mary Beale - NPG 1687

Mary Beale

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

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

Izaak Walton, by Jacob Huysmans - NPG 1168

Izaak Walton

by Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1672
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1168

Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder, attributed to Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG 6651

Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder

attributed to Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
oil on canvas, after 1674
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6651

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

Susanna Lister (née Temple), Lady Lister, by Robert White, after  Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen) - NPG D37363

Susanna Lister (née Temple), Lady Lister

by Robert White, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, late 17th century
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D37363

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by J. Parker, published by  Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after  Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen) - NPG D43049

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by J. Parker, published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1825
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D43049