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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

by John Faber Jr, published by Carington Bowles
mezzotint, (circa 1689-1690)
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Robert Boyle

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