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John Locke

(1632-1704), Philosopher

Sitter in 36 portraits
A philosopher of wide influence and a friend of the 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, Locke was associated with the opposition to both Charles II and James II, and was forced to flee to Holland in 1684. On the accession to the throne of William and Mary, he returned to England and was made Commissioner of Appeals. Noted for his essays on religion and education, in 1690 Locke published An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding and Treatises on Government. He was also an active member of the Royal Society, which broadly promoted scientific exploration, and a friend of Newton and Boyle.

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John Locke, by John Greenhill - NPG 3912

John Locke

by John Greenhill
oil on canvas, 1672
On display in the State Bedchamber at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3912

John Locke, by Herman Verelst - NPG 3846

John Locke

by Herman Verelst
oil on canvas, 1689
On display at Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley
NPG 3846

John Locke, by Sylvester Brounower - NPG 4061

John Locke

by Sylvester Brounower
plumbago and watercolour, circa 1693
NPG 4061

John Locke, by Michael Dahl - NPG 114

John Locke

by Michael Dahl
oil on canvas, circa 1693
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 114

John Locke, by Michael Dahl - NPG 5385

John Locke

by Michael Dahl
oil on canvas, 1696
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 5385

John Locke, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 550

John Locke

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1704)
On display at Westminster School, London, UK
NPG 550

John Locke, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Sylvester Brounower - NPG D20844

John Locke

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Sylvester Brounower
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D20844

John Locke, by Joseph Nutting, after  Sylvester Brounower - NPG D31278

John Locke

by Joseph Nutting, after Sylvester Brounower
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D31278

John Locke, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  John Greenhill - NPG D5096

John Locke

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after John Greenhill
line engraving, (circa 1672-1676)
NPG D5096

John Locke, after John Greenhill - NPG D5097

John Locke

after John Greenhill
line engraving, (circa 1672-1676)
NPG D5097

Worthies of Britain, by Francis Kyte, published by  John Bowles - NPG D26773

Worthies of Britain

by Francis Kyte, published by John Bowles
mezzotint, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26773

John Locke, by Francis Kyte, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D3606

John Locke

by Francis Kyte, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D3606

John Locke, by John Simon, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D3605

John Locke

by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1704)
NPG D3605

John Locke, by Jean Dassier - NPG D7041

John Locke

by Jean Dassier
bronze medal, 1704
NPG D7041

John Locke, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D18162

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1713 (1697)
NPG D18162

John Locke, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31279

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1714 (1697)
NPG D31279

John Locke, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D5098

John Locke

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1721
NPG D5098

John Locke, by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D11501

John Locke

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1721
NPG D11501

Worthies of Britain, by Francis Kyte - NPG D1443

Worthies of Britain

by Francis Kyte
mezzotint, after 1725
NPG D1443

John Locke, by Johann Christoph Sysang, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31275

John Locke

by Johann Christoph Sysang, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century (1697)
NPG D31275

John Locke, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31280

John Locke

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D31280

John Locke, by John Faber Jr, published by  Thomas Bowles Jr, and published by  John Bowles - NPG D31281

John Locke

by John Faber Jr, published by Thomas Bowles Jr, and published by John Bowles
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D31281

John Locke, by John Faber Jr, published by  Thomas Bowles Jr, and published by  John Bowles - NPG D31282

John Locke

by John Faber Jr, published by Thomas Bowles Jr, and published by John Bowles
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D31282

John Locke, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30980

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1738 (1697)
NPG D30980

John Locke, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31283

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1738
NPG D31283

John Locke, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D37398

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1738 (1697)
NPG D37398

John Locke, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D14080

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1738 (1697)
NPG D14080

John Locke, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30977

John Locke

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D30977

John Locke, by James Neagle, after  Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki - NPG D5099

John Locke

by James Neagle, after Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki
line engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D5099

John Locke, by William Holl Sr, or by  William Holl Jr, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31276

John Locke

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D31276

John Locke, by William Holl Sr, or by  William Holl Jr, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31277

John Locke

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D31277

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John Locke

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1704?)
NPG D19268

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John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1713 (1697)
NPG D19649

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John Locke

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1721
NPG D19299

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John Locke

by George Vertue, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1738 (1697)
NPG D42902

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