image Huygens Con, IM006098
Image number: RS.17119
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Potrait of Constantijn Huygens

Date

1625

Sitter

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

Creator

Willem Jacobsz. Delff (1580-1638, Dutch), Engraver

After

Michiel Jansz. van Miereveld (b.1567, Dutch), Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v3 p37

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 237mm
width (Plate): 175mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Constantijn Huygens by Willem Jacobsz Delff, after a painting by Michiel van Mierevelt. Constantijn Huygens was a poet and composer as well as a diplomat and secretary to two Princes of Orange. He was also the father of the famous mathematician Christian Huygens FRS.

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

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