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Image number: RS.13841
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Newton's chair

Date

late 18th century - early 19th century

Creator

Unknown, Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (print): 172mm
width (print): 238mm

Content object

furniture
   > chair

Description

Study of Newton’s chair in an interior setting. A square corner chair of carved and turned wood with a light blue fabric seat and back cushions. Shown in the corner of a room with the suggestion of a window on the right as viewed.

Inscribed ‘Newton’s chair'

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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