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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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3912

John Locke

by John Greenhill
oil on canvas, circa 1672-1676
On display in the State Bedchamber at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3912

4061

John Locke

by Sylvester Brounower
plumbago, circa 1685
NPG 4061

3846

John Locke

by Herman Verelst
oil on canvas, 1689
NPG 3846

114

John Locke

by Michael Dahl
oil on canvas, circa 1696
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 114

5385

John Locke

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

550

John Locke

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

D20844

John Locke

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

D31278

John Locke

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

D5096

John Locke

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

D5097

John Locke

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

D26773

Worthies of Britain

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

D3606

John Locke

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

D3605

John Locke

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

D7041

John Locke

by Jean Dassier
bronze medal, 1704
NPG D7041

D18162

John Locke

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

D31279

John Locke

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

D5098

John Locke

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

D11501

John Locke

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

D1443

Worthies of Britain

by Francis Kyte
mezzotint, after 1725
NPG D1443

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