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Image number: RS.13607
Credit: ©The Paolozzi Foundation

‘Newton after Blake’

Date

1995

Sitter

Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British), Natural philosopher

Creator

Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (1924-2005, British), Sculptor

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (sculpture): 410mm
width (sculpture): 585mm
depth (sculpture): 330mm

Subject

Description

Maquette of Newton seated on geometric blocks and folded forward with a pair of dividers in left hand. The figure is naked but mechanised in appearance with bolts and sections of bronze. The face is modelled after the artist.

Inscribed on the base ‘NEWTON AFTER BLAKE E PAOLOZZI A I C2 1995’

Isaac Newton was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1672, he served as its President from 1703 to 1727.

Object history

Provenance: Presented by the artist, 1995.

The donation is recorded in the Royal Society Minutes of Council, minute 4.22, meeting 13 July 1995. [CMO/81]

Copies and casts: Maquette to the full-scale bronze sculpture displayed on a high plinth in the piazza outside the British Library. Installed in 1995 and unveiled in 1997, it stands 12 foot tall.

Associated place

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