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Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery

Room 13
Science and Industry in the 18th century

Room 13

This room focusses on some of the key figures in scientific and industrial developments in the 18th century. On one wall interest in the natural world is represented by Sir Hans Sloane, and elsewhere engineering with portraits of James Watt and Matthew Boulton. There are a number of medallions, medals and watercolours in a miniature case.


Room introduction

See also: Room 13: miniature case

14 portraits on display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son, Edward Wortley Montagu, and attendants, attributed to Jean Baptiste Vanmour - NPG 3924

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son, Edward Wortley Montagu, and attendants

attributed to Jean Baptiste Vanmour
oil on canvas, circa 1717
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3924

Edmond Halley, attributed to Isaac Whood - NPG 6377

Edmond Halley

attributed to Isaac Whood
oil on canvas, circa 1720
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6377

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt, by Stephen Slaughter - NPG 569

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

by Stephen Slaughter
oil on canvas, 1736
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 569

William Jones, by William Hogarth - NPG 5734

William Jones

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, 1740
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5734

Stephen Hales, studio of Thomas Hudson - NPG 1861

Stephen Hales

studio of Thomas Hudson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1759
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1861

Benjamin Stillingfleet, by Johann Joseph Zoffany - NPG 6477

Benjamin Stillingfleet

by Johann Joseph Zoffany
oil on canvas, circa 1761
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6477

Matthew Boulton, by Unknown artist - NPG 1532

Matthew Boulton

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1770
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1532

Erasmus Darwin, after Joseph Wright - NPG 88

Erasmus Darwin

after Joseph Wright
oil on canvas, (1770)
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 88

Patrick Miller, attributed to Sir George Chalmers - NPG 2009

Patrick Miller

attributed to Sir George Chalmers
oil on canvas, circa 1770
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2009

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, by Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 5868

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1771-1773
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5868

John Smeaton, by George Romney, after  Rhodes - NPG 80

John Smeaton

by George Romney, after Rhodes
oil on canvas, 1779 (circa 1779)
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 80

Thomas Turner, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 6412

Thomas Turner

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1790
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6412

James Watt, by Carl Frederik von Breda - NPG 186a

James Watt

by Carl Frederik von Breda
oil on canvas, 1792
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 186a

John Wilkinson, after Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 3785

John Wilkinson

after Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, (circa 1795?)
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3785