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Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery

Room 27
Science and Technology

Room 27This room sees gathered together some of the greatest figures of the Victorian period, a period where science and technology affected the lives of people to an unprecedented degree. One wall in this room is dominated by the three-quarter length portraits of the naturalists Charles Darwin and Sir Richard Owen and the biologist Thomas Huxley. Engineering is represented on another wall with Robert Stephenson and technological advances on another wall with portraits of Michael Faraday and Joseph Lister.
Room introduction

20 portraits on display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Robert Stephenson, by John Lucas - NPG 5792

Robert Stephenson

by John Lucas
oil on canvas
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5792

Sir George Cayley, 6th Bt, by Henry Perronet Briggs - NPG 3977

Sir George Cayley, 6th Bt

by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on canvas, 1840
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3977

George Bradshaw, by Richard Evans - NPG 2201

George Bradshaw

by Richard Evans
oil on canvas, 1841
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2201

Michael Faraday, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 269

Michael Faraday

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1841-1842
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 269

Sir Richard Owen, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 938

Sir Richard Owen

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1845
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 938

Thomas Graham, by Wilhelm Trautschold - NPG 2164

Thomas Graham

by Wilhelm Trautschold
oil on canvas, 1850-1875
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2164

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, by John Callcott Horsley - NPG 979

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by John Callcott Horsley
oil on canvas, 1857
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 979

Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Bt, by Sir Francis Grant - NPG 5080

Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Bt

by Sir Francis Grant
oil on canvas, 1872
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5080

Ludwig Mond, by Edward (Edouard) Lanteri - NPG 6359

Ludwig Mond

by Edward (Edouard) Lanteri
bronze statuette
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6359

Thomas Henry Huxley, by John Collier - NPG 3168

Thomas Henry Huxley

by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1883
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3168

Herbert Spencer, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 1359

Herbert Spencer

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
marble bust, circa 1884
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1359

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, by Elizabeth King (née Thomson) - NPG 1708

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Elizabeth King (née Thomson)
oil on canvas, 1886-1887
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1708

Sir George Williams, reduced replica by John Collier - NPG 2140

Sir George Williams

reduced replica by John Collier
oil on canvas, (1887)
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2140

Sir William Huggins, replica by John Collier - NPG 1682

Sir William Huggins

replica by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1905
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1682

Sir William Henry Perkin, by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope - NPG 1892

Sir William Henry Perkin

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1906
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1892

Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent, by Noel Denholm Davis - NPG L247

Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent

by Noel Denholm Davis
oil on canvas, 1909
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L247

Joseph Lister, Baron Lister, by Sir Thomas Brock - NPG 1958a

Joseph Lister, Baron Lister

by Sir Thomas Brock
bronze bust, 1927 (circa 1912-1913)
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1958a

Sir Robert Ludwig Mond, by Edward (Edouard) Lanteri - NPG 5316

Sir Robert Ludwig Mond

by Edward (Edouard) Lanteri
bronze statuette, 1912
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5316

Tring Cutting, June 17th 1839, by John Cooke Bourne - NPG D1391

Tring Cutting, June 17th 1839

by John Cooke Bourne
coloured lithograph, published 1839
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D1391

Cross Section of a Locomotive by Robert Stephenson, by L. Guignot, after  James Dredge - NPG D1390

Cross Section of a Locomotive by Robert Stephenson

by L. Guignot, after James Dredge
engraving
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D1390