image Huygens C, IM006097
Image number: RS.17118
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Christian Huygens

Date

1687-1688

Sitter

Christiaen Huygens (1629-1695, Dutch), Natural philosopher

Creator

Gérard Edelinck (1640-1707, Flemish), Engraver

After

Jacques Antoine Friquet de Vauroze (b.1638, French), Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v3 p37

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 287mm
width (Plate): 485226mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Christian Huygens, engraved by Gerard Edelink after Jacques-Antoine Friquet de Vauroze. Christian Huygens was a Dutch mathematician and astronomer, and a Fellow of the Royal Society as well as of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris. His father, Constantijn Huygens Sr (1596-1687), also corresponded with the Royal Society.

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
Christian Huygens (1629-2006, Dutch), Natural philosopher

Associated place