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John Playfair (1748-1819), Mathematician and geologist

Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Mathematician, geologist and Professor of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University. His work helped to create the modern science of geology.

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John Playfair

by Sir Henry Raeburn
oil on canvas, circa 1811
NPG 840

1075

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (nee Reynolds)
pencil and wash, 1858-1862
NPG 1075

1075a

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
engraving, 1862
NPG 1075a

D5531

John Playfair

by R. Cooper, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1816
NPG D5531

D20556

John Playfair

by William Nicholson
etching, 1819
NPG D20556

D40266

John Playfair

by R. Cooper, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1816
NPG D40266

D40267

John Playfair

by R. Cooper, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1816
NPG D40267

D40264

John Playfair

by William Nicholson
etching, 1819
NPG D40264