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The Shannon Portrait of the Hon. Robert Boyle, F.R.S. (1627–1691)

  • 1689
  • Johann Kerseboom, British
  • 50 x 40 in.
    Oil on canvas
  • On display in Making Modernity
  • Purchased with funds from Eugene Garfield and the Phoebe W. Haas Charitable Trust
  • 2001.002.001
  • No known copyright restrictions


Sir Robert Boyle (1627–1691), shown in a long curled wig, white neck cravat, and black coat. He is seated in an upholstered chair, looking out to the viewer as he turns the page of a book with his left hand and gestures toward the book with the right.

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