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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

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

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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

6143

John Martyn

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1720s or 1730s
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6143

6377

Edmond Halley

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

569

Sir Hans Sloane, Bt

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

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

6477

Benjamin Stillingfleet

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

1532

Matthew Boulton

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

88

Erasmus Darwin

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

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

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

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

1412

Tiberius Cavallo

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1790
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1412

6412

Thomas Turner

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

186a

James Watt

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

3785

John Wilkinson

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