Credit: ©The Royal Society
    Image number: RS.17101

    Portrait of Thomas Hobbes

    Date
    ca.1668
    Sitter
    Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679, British) , Philosopher
    Creator
    William Faithorne the Elder (1611 - 1691, British) , Printmaker
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Manuscript page number
    v2 p27
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 654mm
    width (page): 485mm
    Description
    Engraving of a half-length portrait of Thomas Hobbes at the age of 76, in an oval frame. Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

    From a set of albums known as Collectanea Newtoniana, a selection of prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Newton, collected by Charles Turnor (1768-1853). Turnor was an astronomer, collector and Fellow of the Royal Society. He owned Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton’s birthplace).
    Related fellows
    Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727, British) , Natural philosopher
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