Portrait of René Descartes

    Date
    ca.1650
    Sitter
    Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650, French) , Philosopher
    Creator
    Jonas Suyderhoef (1608 - 1686, Dutch) , Engraver
    After
    Frans Hals (1576 - 1666, Dutch) , Painter
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Manuscript page number
    v2 p67
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 654mm
    width (page): 485mm
    Description
    Engraving of a portrait of René Descartes, half-length, wearing a black cloak with white collar and holding his hat. Engraved by Jonas Suyderhoef after a portrait by Frans Hals.

    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
    Associated place
    <The World>
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17103
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