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Sir Thomas Browne

(1605-1682), Physician; author of 'Religio Medici' and 'Urn Burial'

Sitter in 10 portraits
This meditative Norwich physician was the author of Religio Medici [A Doctor's Religion], 1642, a work of 'curious learning', poetic language and profound melancholy, which gained a European reputation. His Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Enquiries into Vulgar Errors appeared in 1646; the archaeological Urn Burial and mystical Garden of Cyrus in 1658. He affirmed his belief in witchcraft at a witch trial at Bury St Edmunds in 1664.

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Dorothy, Lady Browne (née Mileham); Sir Thomas Browne, attributed to Joan Carlile - NPG 2062

Dorothy, Lady Browne (née Mileham); Sir Thomas Browne

attributed to Joan Carlile
oil on panel, circa 1641-1650
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2062

Sir Thomas Browne, after Robert White - NPG 1969

Sir Thomas Browne

after Robert White
plumbago on vellum, late 17th century
NPG 1969

Sir Thomas Browne, after Unknown artist - NPG D27273

Sir Thomas Browne

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1669
NPG D27273

Sir Thomas Browne, by Unknown artist - NPG D19790

Sir Thomas Browne

by Unknown artist
engraving, published 1669
NPG D19790

Sir Thomas Browne, by Frederick Hendrik van Hove - NPG D30050

Sir Thomas Browne

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove
line engraving, published 1672
NPG D30050

Sir Thomas Browne, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc) - NPG D30051

Sir Thomas Browne

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc)
line engraving, published 1683
NPG D30051

Sir Thomas Browne, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc) - NPG D19702

Sir Thomas Browne

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc)
engraving, published 1683
NPG D19702

Sir Thomas Browne, by Robert White - NPG D23495

Sir Thomas Browne

by Robert White
line engraving, published 1686
NPG D23495

Sir Thomas Browne, by Robert White - NPG D30052

Sir Thomas Browne

by Robert White
line engraving, published 1686
NPG D30052

Sir Thomas Browne, by Thomas Trotter, published by  William Richardson - NPG D30049

Sir Thomas Browne

by Thomas Trotter, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1798
NPG D30049

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