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Image number: RS.13837
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Newton’s observatory

Date

late 18th century - early 19th century

Creator

Unknown, Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (print): 139mm
width (print): 179mm

Content object

Description

Interior view of Newton’s observatory at his London residence on St Martin’s Street, Leicester Square. A sky parlour with a fireplace at the centre of the far wall and a chair to the left of it as viewed. There are large windows on the sidewalls and a smaller window on the far wall to the right of the fireplace, rooftops and a church spire can be seen outside.

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.

Associated place

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