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Robert Boyle (1627-1691), Chemist and natural philosopher

Sitter associated with 22 portraits
A natural philosopher, chemist and theologian, Boyle discovered 'Boyle's Law' of the pressure and volume of gases; his scientific writings brought him a European reputation. He attacked the traditional belief that matter was composed of the four elements, and was a founder member of the Royal Society. By his will he founded the 'Boyle lectures' to illustrate the harmony between science and religion.

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Robert Boyle

after Johann Kerseboom
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1689-1690)
On display at
NPG 734

3930

Robert Boyle

after Johann Kerseboom
oil on canvas, (circa 1689-1690)
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3930

D22648

Robert Boyle

by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1664
NPG D22648

D30344

Robert Boyle

by Michael Vandergucht, after Johann Kerseboom
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D30344

D30345

Robert Boyle

by Robert White, after Johann Kerseboom
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D30345

D30348

Robert Boyle

after Johann Kerseboom
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D30348

D16244

Robert Boyle

by Robert White, after Johann Kerseboom
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D16244

D780

Robert Boyle

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Johann Kerseboom
mezzotint, 1689 (1689)
NPG D780

D781

Robert Boyle

by John Smith, after Johann Kerseboom
mezzotint, 1689 (1689)
NPG D781

D782

Robert Boyle

by Pieter Schenck, after Johann Kerseboom
mezzotint, (circa 1689-1690)
NPG D782

D783

Robert Boyle

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, (circa 1689-1690)
NPG D783

D784

Robert Boyle

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, (circa 1689-1690)
NPG D784

D30346

Robert Boyle

by John Faber Jr, published by Thomas Bowles Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D30346

D32051

Robert Boyle

by George Vertue, after Johann Kerseboom
line engraving, 1739
NPG D32051

D32052

Robert Boyle

by George Vertue, after Johann Kerseboom
line engraving, 1739
NPG D32052

D30347

Robert Boyle

by George Vertue, after Johann Kerseboom, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1740
NPG D30347

D30343

Robert Boyle

by Bernard Baron, after Johann Kerseboom
line engraving, published 1744
NPG D30343

D10729

Robert Boyle

by John Chapman, after Johann Kerseboom
stipple engraving, published 1800
NPG D10729

D32053

Unknown man formerly called Robert Boyle

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1833
NPG D32053

D32054

Robert Boyle

by Richard Woodman, after Johann Kerseboom
stipple engraving, 1833
NPG D32054

D19703

Robert Boyle

by John Faber Jr, published by Carington Bowles
mezzotint, (circa 1689-1690)
NPG D19703

D19712

Robert Boyle

by and published by Pieter Schenck, after Johann Kerseboom
mezzotint, (circa 1689-1690)
NPG D19712