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209 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Science, appliance and technology - Scientific discovery'

A selection of portraits and images that include scientific and medical equipment used for research and/or treatment. Refers to instruments relating to the study and exploration of the natural world including compasses and telescopes and those referring to engineering. Includes interior and exterior views of scientific and medical institutions.

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Nicholas Kratzer, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 5245

Nicholas Kratzer

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, late 16th century, based on a work of 1528
NPG 5245

King William IV, by Sir Martin Archer Shee - NPG 2199

King William IV

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1800
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2199

Michael Faraday, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 269

Michael Faraday

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1841-1842
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 269

James Hall Nasmyth, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(28)

James Hall Nasmyth

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, circa 1844
NPG P6(28)

James Scott Bowerbank, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG P120(1)

James Scott Bowerbank

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, 1855
NPG P120(1)

Edwin Lankester, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG P120(15)

Edwin Lankester

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, 1855
NPG P120(15)

Frederick Walter Simms, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG P120(8)

Frederick Walter Simms

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, 1855
NPG P120(8)

Edward Leicester Atkinson, by Herbert George Ponting - NPG P1364

Edward Leicester Atkinson

by Herbert George Ponting
gelatin silver print, 15 September 1911
NPG P1364

John Desmond Bernal, by Wolfgang Suschitzky - NPG P304

John Desmond Bernal

by Wolfgang Suschitzky
gelatin silver print, 14 April 1949
NPG P304

Alexander Fleming, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(31)

Alexander Fleming

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(31)

Sir (Alfred Charles) Bernard Lovell, by Wolfgang Suschitzky - NPG P306

Sir (Alfred Charles) Bernard Lovell

by Wolfgang Suschitzky
gelatin silver print, 1960
NPG P306

Clare Mary Francis, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1170

Clare Mary Francis

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 1 July 1977
NPG P1170

Stephen Hawking, by Yolanda Sonnabend - NPG 5799

Stephen Hawking

by Yolanda Sonnabend
oil on canvas, 1985
NPG 5799

Stephen Hawking, by David Gamble - NPG P632

Stephen Hawking

by David Gamble
colour print, 1988
NPG P632

Sir Aaron Klug, by Liam Woon - NPG P444

Sir Aaron Klug

by Liam Woon
cibachrome print, 1990
NPG P444

Sir Nevill Francis Mott, by Liam Woon - NPG P446

Sir Nevill Francis Mott

by Liam Woon
cibachrome print, 1990
NPG P446

David Lean, by David Gamble - NPG P633

David Lean

by David Gamble
toned bromide print, 1991
NPG P633

Sir Alan Battersby, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P564(2)

Sir Alan Battersby

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1993
NPG P564(2)

John Frank Davidson, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P564(6)

John Frank Davidson

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1993
NPG P564(6)