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1730 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Writing'

A selection of portraits that depict writing paraphernalia or sitter's writing. See also: 'Books and libraries' (Accessory) and 'Reading' (Activity).

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Gerlach Flicke; Henry Strangwish (Strangways), by Gerlach Flicke - NPG 6353

Gerlach Flicke; Henry Strangwish (Strangways)

by Gerlach Flicke
diptych, oil on paper or vellum laid on panel, 1554
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6353

Sir Henry Unton, by Unknown artist - NPG 710

Sir Henry Unton

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1596
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 710

King Charles I; Sir Edward Walker, by Unknown artist - NPG 1961

King Charles I; Sir Edward Walker

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1650
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1961

John Thurloe, by Unknown artist - NPG 1033

John Thurloe

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, perhaps 18th century, based on a work of 1650s
NPG 1033

Edward Cocker, after a print by Richard Gaywood - NPG 274

Edward Cocker

after a print by Richard Gaywood
oil on canvas, feigned oval, based on a work of 1657
NPG 274

Jonathan Swift, by Charles Jervas - NPG 278

Jonathan Swift

by Charles Jervas
oil on canvas, circa 1718
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 278

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, by Pompeo Batoni - NPG 6180

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by Pompeo Batoni
oil on canvas, 1752-1756
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6180

Samuel Richardson, by Mason Chamberlin - NPG 6435

Samuel Richardson

by Mason Chamberlin
oil on copper, 1754 or before
NPG 6435