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John Locke (1632-1704), Philosopher

Sitter in 35 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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D31275

John Locke

by Johann Christoph Sysang, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century (1697)
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D31280

John Locke

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D31281

John Locke

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

John Locke

by John Faber Jr, published by Thomas Bowles Jr, and published by John Bowles
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D30980

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1738 (1697)
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D31283

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1738
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D37398

John Locke

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

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1738 (1697)
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D30977

John Locke

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D5099

John Locke

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

D31276

John Locke

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

John Locke

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
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D19268

John Locke

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1704?)
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D19649

John Locke

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1713 (1697)
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D19299

John Locke

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