Credit: ©The Royal Society
    Image number: RS.13621

    Sculpture of Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727, British) , Natural philosopher
    William Theed the Younger (1804 - 1891, British) , Sculptor
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    height (sculpture): 468mm
    width (sculpture): 182mm
    depth (sculpture): 157mm
    Maquette of a full-length figure of Sir Isaac Newton, standing with left foot forward and head inclined to the left as viewed. He wears robes over doublet, neckbands and square toes shoes with buckles. He holds a paper in left hand with a figure taken from his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, showing elliptical motion.

    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 Thomas Winter, 1858.

    The donation is recorded in the Royal Society’s Council Minutes, ‘A letter was read from Thomas Winter, Esq., of Grantham, accompanying a Statuette of Newton, which Mr. W. desired to present to the Royal Society, in acknowledgement of the favour shown by the President and Council to the Committee under whose direction the Statue of Newton was recently erected at Grantham: - the Statuette is a reduced copy of that Statue, by the Sculptor, Mr. Theed. Resolved – That thanks be returned to Mr. Winter for his present. Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, v.2 18-1858, 1858, p.454.

    Cast and copies: reduced copy of the bronze sculpture at St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 1859. [Gunnis]
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