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Thomas Cavendish, by Jodocus Hondius - NPG 6677

Thomas Cavendish

by Jodocus Hondius
engraving, circa 1590-1592
NPG 6677

The Somerset House Conference, 1604, by Unknown artist - NPG 665

The Somerset House Conference, 1604

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1604
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 665

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG 2391

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Sir Peter Paul Rubens
oil on canvas, 1629
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2391

Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 4818

Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1717-1719
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4818

Isaac Watts, by George White, sold by  Edward Dilly, and sold by  Charles Dilly - NPG 640

Isaac Watts

by George White, sold by Edward Dilly, and sold by Charles Dilly
mezzotint, 1727
NPG 640

'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms', by Gawen Hamilton - NPG 1384

'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms'

by Gawen Hamilton
oil on canvas, 1735
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1384

David Garrick, by Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) - NPG 3639

David Garrick

by Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
pencil, 1771
NPG 3639

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, 1773, based on a work of 1772
NPG 1437

David Garrick; Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel), by Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 5375

David Garrick; Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel)

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1772-1773
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5375

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy', by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

The Sharp Family, by Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG L169

The Sharp Family

by Johan Joseph Zoffany
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L169

The Death of the Earl of Chatham, by John Singleton Copley - NPG L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L146

John Hunter, by John Jackson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 77

John Hunter

by John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1813, based on a work of 1786
NPG 77

The Fourdrinier Family, attributed to John Downman - NPG 6091

The Fourdrinier Family

attributed to John Downman
oil on copper, circa 1786
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6091

Thomas Holcroft; William Godwin, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 6880

Thomas Holcroft; William Godwin

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil with black and red chalk, 1794
NPG 6880

John Horne Tooke, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(122)

John Horne Tooke

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
ink and pencil, circa 1810
NPG 316a(122)

James Watt, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(191)

James Watt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1814
NPG 316a(191)

Sir William Blizard, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(5)

Sir William Blizard

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil and brown ink, 1815
NPG 316a(5)

Henry Bone, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(13b)

Henry Bone

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1816
NPG 316a(13b)

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians, by William Thomas Fry, after  George Dawe - NPG 1530

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Leopold I, King of the Belgians

by William Thomas Fry, after George Dawe
coloured engraving, based on a work of 1817
NPG 1530

Spencer Perceval, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(198)

Spencer Perceval

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1817
NPG 316a(198)

Hans Sloane-Stanley, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(184)

Hans Sloane-Stanley

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1817
NPG 316a(184)

Spencer Perceval, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(198a)

Spencer Perceval

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1817
NPG 316a(198a)

George Canning, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(10)

George Canning

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1818
NPG 316a(10)

Sir David Dundas, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(38)

Sir David Dundas

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1818
NPG 316a(38)

William Marsden, attributed to Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(85)

William Marsden

attributed to Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
silhouette, 1818
NPG 316a(85)

George Canning, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(174)

George Canning

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1818
NPG 316a(174)

Edward Johnstone, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(165a)

Edward Johnstone

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1818
NPG 316a(165a)