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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
oil on canvas
71 x 58 cm
NWHHA : 1995.14.1
commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Hospital Board of Management, 1905