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William Brouncker (1620–1684), 2nd Viscount Brouncker of Lyons

Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Three-quarter-length portrait of Viscount Brouncker, seated, his body left side-on to the viewer, his face turned and in half-profile. Brouncker is dressed in a white shirt with black ribbon ties at the cuffs and a white lace neckcloth. He wears a loose brown robe over these and the green and gold upholstery of his chair is just visible through its folds. Brouncker’s hair is natural, black and shoulder-length and he has a narrow, black moustache.

The Royal Society





oil on canvas


H 126.7 x W 101.3 cm

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presented by the sitter, 1675

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