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Samuel Clarke

(1675-1729), Metaphysician

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 24 portraits
Born to lowly parents in Norfolk, Clarke was educated at Cambridge where he soon became known for his encyclopaedic knowledge. One of the first men to fully understand Newton's principals, he helped spread Newton's doctrines at Cambridge. He entered the clergy and his publications soon won him renown not just as a theologian but as a metaphysician; he was also a noted classical scholar. Archbishop Tenison noted that 'persons of such abilities in theology, philosophy, and mathematics, are not to be commonly found'.

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Samuel Clarke, by Jame Verhyck (Derhijck, Jamé Verhyck) - NPG 4838

Samuel Clarke

by Jame Verhyck (Derhijck, Jamé Verhyck)
patinated lead bust, 1719
NPG 4838

Samuel Clarke, by John Simon, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D33306

Samuel Clarke

by John Simon, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D33306

Samuel Clarke, by John Simon, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D1458

Samuel Clarke

by John Simon, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D1458

Samuel Clarke, by John Simon, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D1459

Samuel Clarke

by John Simon, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D1459

Samuel Clarke, by John Simon, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D1460

Samuel Clarke

by John Simon, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D1460

Samuel Clarke, by John Simon, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1463

Samuel Clarke

by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1709 or after
NPG D1463

Samuel Clarke, by John Faber Jr, after  Unknown artist - NPG D27467

Samuel Clarke

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1725-1750
NPG D27467

Samuel Clarke, by John Faber Jr, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33305

Samuel Clarke

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1725-1750
NPG D33305

Samuel Clarke, by John Faber Jr, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1461

Samuel Clarke

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1725-1750
NPG D1461

Samuel Clarke, by John Faber Jr, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1462

Samuel Clarke

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1725-1750
NPG D1462

Samuel Clarke, after Thomas Gibson - NPG D27468

Samuel Clarke

after Thomas Gibson
stipple engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D27468

Samuel Clarke, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D19966

Samuel Clarke

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, engraved 1737
NPG D19966

Samuel Clarke, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D27469

Samuel Clarke

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D27469

Samuel Clarke, by John Simon, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1464

Samuel Clarke

by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, before 1738
NPG D1464

Samuel Clarke, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Thomas Gibson, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D27471

Samuel Clarke

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Thomas Gibson, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, circa 1740
NPG D27471

Samuel Clarke, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Thomas Gibson, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D33307

Samuel Clarke

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Thomas Gibson, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, circa 1740
NPG D33307

Samuel Clarke, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Thomas Gibson, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D33308

Samuel Clarke

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Thomas Gibson, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, circa 1740
NPG D33308

Samuel Clarke, after Thomas Gibson - NPG D27470

Samuel Clarke

after Thomas Gibson
stipple engraving, published 1785
NPG D27470

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