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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Playfair (1748-1819), Mathematician and geologist

Portraits in Regency Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

John Playfair

by Sir Henry Raeburn
circa 1811
NPG 840

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
1858-1862
NPG 1075

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
1862
NPG 1075a