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John Playfair

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John Playfair, by William Nicholson, 1819 - NPG D20556 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Playfair

by William Nicholson
etching, 1819
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (285 mm x 206 mm) overall
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D20556


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  • 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 D40264: John Playfair (impression from same plate as)