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Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Portrait of Sir Thomas Browne, famous physician, philosopher and writer, known for his 'Religio Medici', 1643, 'Pseudodoxia Epidemica', 1646–1672, 'The Garden of Cyrus', 1658 and 'Christian Morals', 1670s. He graduated from Oxford in 1626 before studying at various continental universities and settling in Norwich in 1637 where he practised medicine until his death in 1682. He was knighted in 1671 during a visit by King James II to Norwich, a visit recorded by John Evelyn.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    71 x 58 cm

  • Accession number

    NWHHA : 1995.14.1

  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Hospital Board of Management, 1905


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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Hospital Arts Project, Colney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UY England

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