image Sturmy S, IM006026
Image number: RS.17115
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Captain Samuel Sturmy

Date

1669

Sitter

Samuel Sturmy (1633-1669, British), Writer

Creator

A. Hertochs (b.1596, Dutch), Printmaker

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v2 p157

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 654mm
width (page): 485mm

Description

Three-quarter length portrait of Samuel Sturmy (1633-1669) holding a globe, in an oval frame. This was used as a frontispiece to his book, The Mariner's Magazine (1669). Though not a Fellow, Sturmy sent in his observations on the variation of the magnetic needle to Henry Oldenburg (see for example Birch 2:288).

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