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John Playfair

(1748-1819), Mathematician and geologist

Sitter in 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 - NPG 840

John Playfair

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

Men of Science Living in 1807-8, by Sir John Gilbert, and  Frederick John Skill, and  William Walker, and  Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds) - NPG 1075

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

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

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8', by George Zobel, and  William Walker - NPG 1075a

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

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

John Playfair, by R. Cooper, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D5531

John Playfair

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

John Playfair, by William Nicholson - NPG D20556

John Playfair

by William Nicholson
etching, 1819
NPG D20556

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John Playfair

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

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John Playfair

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

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John Playfair

by William Nicholson
etching, 1819
NPG D40264

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