© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Thomas Browne
by Robert White Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1686
9 1/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (231 mm x 144 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682), Physician; author of 'Religio Medici' and 'Urn Burial'. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 608 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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