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Abraham Tucker (1705-1774), Philosopher

Sitter in 4 portraits
Abraham Tucker was born to wealthy parents, which allowed him to buy a castle in Surrey and devote himself to philosophy. He published works on agriculture, language theory, and ethics, as well as humorous pamphlets satirising his critics. He also attached great importance to the education of his daughters. The eldest, Judith, edited the last three volumes of his book The Light of Nature Pursued after his death, even learning Greek in order to do so.

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3942

Abraham Tucker

by Enoch Seeman
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1739
On display on Floor 1: Saloon at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3942

D6989

Abraham Tucker

by William Say, after Enoch Seeman
mezzotint, published 1 July 1803 (1739)
NPG D6989

D6990

Abraham Tucker

by William Say, after Enoch Seeman
mezzotint, published 1 July 1803 (1739)
NPG D6990

D13922

Abraham Tucker

by William Say, after Enoch Seeman
mezzotint, published 1 July 1803 (1739)
NPG D13922