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John Playfair

9 of 9 portraits of John Playfair

John Playfair

by William Nicholson
etching, 1819
10 3/4 in. x 8 7/8 in. (274 mm x 227 mm) plate size; 17 in. x 12 1/2 in. (431 mm x 317 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D40264


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Sitterback to top

  • John Playfair (1748-1819), Mathematician and geologist. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • William Nicholson (1781-1844), Portrait painter and etcher. Artist associated with 11 portraits.

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  • NPG D20556: John Playfair (impression from same plate as)