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Thomas Hobbes

(1588-1679), Social philosopher

Sitter associated with 21 portraits
A philosopher who wrote extensively on history, geometry and politics, Hobbes's major work, Leviathan (1651), was an important influence on many areas of social and political thought. He was the friend of Francis Bacon, Ben Jonson and William Harvey, and tutor of Charles II, who later granted him a pension, but his reputation as an atheist gained him many opponents within the Church and government.

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Thomas Hobbes, by John Michael Wright - NPG 225

Thomas Hobbes

by John Michael Wright
oil on canvas, circa 1669-1670
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 225

Thomas Hobbes, after John Michael Wright - NPG 106

Thomas Hobbes

after John Michael Wright
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1669-1670
NPG 106

Thomas Hobbes, after Unknown artist - NPG D30361

Thomas Hobbes

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1646
NPG D30361

Thomas Hobbes, after Unknown artist - NPG D42991

Thomas Hobbes

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1646
NPG D42991

Thomas Hobbes, by Unknown artist - NPG D9281

Thomas Hobbes

by Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1651
NPG D9281

Thomas Hobbes, by William Faithorne - NPG D22785

Thomas Hobbes

by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1668
NPG D22785

Thomas Hobbes, by William Faithorne - NPG D22786

Thomas Hobbes

by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1668
NPG D22786

Thomas Hobbes, by William Faithorne - NPG D42985

Thomas Hobbes

by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1668
NPG D42985

Thomas Hobbes, by William Faithorne - NPG D42986

Thomas Hobbes

by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1668
NPG D42986

Thomas Hobbes, by William Faithorne - NPG D19290

Thomas Hobbes

by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1668
NPG D19290

Thomas Hobbes, after William Faithorne - NPG D30362

Thomas Hobbes

after William Faithorne
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D30362

Thomas Hobbes, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Jan Baptist Gaspars - NPG D35889

Thomas Hobbes

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Jan Baptist Gaspars
etching, late 17th century
NPG D35889

Thomas Hobbes, after William Faithorne - NPG D42987

Thomas Hobbes

after William Faithorne
engraving, late 17th-early 18th century
NPG D42987

Thomas Hobbes, after William Faithorne - NPG D42990

Thomas Hobbes

after William Faithorne
engraving, circa 1677
NPG D42990

Thomas Hobbes, published by William Crooke, after  William Faithorne - NPG D30359

Thomas Hobbes

published by William Crooke, after William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1681
NPG D30359

Thomas Hobbes, published by William Crooke, after  William Faithorne - NPG D30360

Thomas Hobbes

published by William Crooke, after William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1681
NPG D30360

Thomas Hobbes, published by William Crooke, after  William Faithorne - NPG D42988

Thomas Hobbes

published by William Crooke, after William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1681
NPG D42988

Thomas Hobbes, published by William Crooke, after  William Faithorne - NPG D42989

Thomas Hobbes

published by William Crooke, after William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1681
NPG D42989

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