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Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery

Science and the Arts in the 17th Century

Although the seventeenth century was a period of huge civil and political disruption, it was also a time of great achievements in science and the arts. The portraits in this room include those of writers, scientists, painters and patrons from throughout the century. Distinctions between fields were not drawn in the same way at this period as they are today, and many of the sitters in these portraits were involved in both artistic and scientific activities.

See also: Room 6

7 portraits on display in Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery

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Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne, attributed to Jean Petitot - NPG 3066

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

attributed to Jean Petitot
enamel on copper, 1640s?
On display in Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3066

Dorothy, Lady Browne (née Mileham); Sir Thomas Browne, attributed to Joan Carlile - NPG 2062

Dorothy, Lady Browne (née Mileham); Sir Thomas Browne

attributed to Joan Carlile
oil on panel, circa 1641-1650
On display in Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2062

William Wycherley, by Peter Cross - NPG 6280

William Wycherley

by Peter Cross
watercolour on vellum, circa 1675
On display in Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6280

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, by Jean Cavalier - NPG 1740

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by Jean Cavalier
ivory medallion, circa 1690
On display in Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1740

Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea, by Peter Cross - NPG 4692

Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea

by Peter Cross
watercolour on vellum and card, circa 1690-1700
On display in Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4692

Sir Anthony van Dyck, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D1326

Sir Anthony van Dyck

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, 1644
On display in Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D1326

Aphra Behn, by Robert White, after  John Riley - NPG D9483

Aphra Behn

by Robert White, after John Riley
line engraving, published 1716
On display in Room 6: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D9483