image Huygens C, IM006099
Image number: RS.17120
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Potrait of Christian Huygens

Date

1720-1747

Sitter

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

Creator

Frederik Ottens (active 1720-1747), Engraver

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v3 p37

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 228mm
width (Plate): 165mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Christian Huygens, engraved by Frederik Ottens and printed by Janssonions Vander Aa, Leiden. Christian Huygens was a Dutch mathematician and astronomer. He was a Fellow of both the Royal Society and 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

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