Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
Science and the Arts in the 17th Century
Although the seventeenth century was a period of huge civil and political disruption, it was also a time of great achievements in science and the arts. The portraits in this room include those of writers, scientists, painters and patrons from throughout the century. Distinctions between fields were not drawn in the same way at this period as they are today, and many of the sitters in these portraits were involved in both artistic and scientific activities.
See also: Room 6: miniature case
15 portraits on display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery