© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Michael Dahl Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1696
29 7/8 in. x 25 1/8 in. (759 mm x 637 mm) oval
Bequeathed by Mrs C.C. Molyneux, 1981
- John Locke (1632-1704), Philosopher. Sitter in 36 portraits.
- Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 166 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- NPG 114: John Locke (variant version)
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