Credit: ©The Royal Society
    Image number: RS.13836

    Newton’s room in St Martin’s Street

    late 18th century - early 19th century
    Unknown, Painter
    Object type
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    height (print): 150mm
    width (print): 148mm
    Content object
    Interior view of Newton’s London residence on St. Martin’s Street, Leicester Square. An unfurnished room with panelled walls and bare floorboards. Two sash windows on the left as viewed and a fireplace in the top right hand corner.

    Painting from Collectanea Newtoniana by Charles Turnor, 1837. A collection of prints and original artworks relating to Sir Isaac Newton.

    Volume 1 contains portraits of Sir Isaac Newton, notably watercolour copies of several contemporary works. Also, paintings of houses and objects associated with Newton, with genealogical information and biography. Title page: "Collectanea Newtoniana. Being a selection of the most authentic engraved portraits of Sir Isaac Newton Knt., and other eminent Philosophers Mathematicians and Distinguished Men who were connected with, or whose pursuits bore an affinity to those of that illustrious person from the time of Copernicus to the Death of Newton accompanied with a Memoir of each. Collected arranged and compiled by Charles Turnor F.R.A.S. & F.S.A. Predendary of Lincoln. AD MDCCCXXXVII." Collection and supporting text is presented on leaves with decorative borders. Beneath the title page of volume 1 "Arms painted by Thos Dowse, 39 Upper Charlotte St. Fitzroy Square". There is a dedication page [p.4] addressed to the Royal Society and presenting the volumes.
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