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Robert Boyle

1 of 32 portraits by Johann Kerseboom

Robert Boyle, by Johann Kerseboom, based on a work of circa 1689-1690 -NPG 734 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Robert Boyle

after Johann Kerseboom
based on a work of circa 1689-1690
29 3/4 in. x 24 1/2 in. (756 mm x 622 mm)
NPG 734

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed (in yellow) above: Honble. Robert Boyle

This portraitback to top

An early copy, see NPG 3930.

Provenanceback to top

George Agar Ellis, Baron Dover (1797-1833), at Dover House, by 1833; purchased through Colnaghi 1885.

Exhibitionsback to top

Beningborough 1978; Apples to Atoms 1986-97; Glorious Revolution, the World of William and Mary, Nationale Stichtung de Nieuwe Workte, Amsterdam, 1988, no.405; Duchy of Lancaster, Whitehall, 1993; Gawthorpe Hall, 1995.

Reproductionsback to top

R. Woodman 1833 (for Knight’s Gallery of Portraits, 1833, from the picture in possession of Lord Dover).

This extended catalogue entry is by John Ingamells, one of a limited number of entries drafted in 2010 for the incomplete catalogue, Early Stuart Portraits 1625-1685, and is as written then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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