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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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King Alfred ('The Great'), by Unknown artist - NPG 4269

King Alfred ('The Great')

by Unknown artist
silver penny, circa 887
NPG 4269

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
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

Samuel Richardson, by Mason Chamberlin - NPG 6435

Samuel Richardson

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

Unknown man, formerly known as William Mason, attributed to John Plott - NPG 1393

Unknown man, formerly known as William Mason

attributed to John Plott
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, circa 1760
NPG 1393