image Cassini J D, IM006101
Image number: RS.17121
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Jean Dominique Cassini

Date

ca.1660-1680

Sitter

Jean Dominique Cassini (1625-1712, Italian), Astronomer

Creator

Louis Cossin (1627-1704, French), Printmaker

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v3 p49

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Description

Engraving by Louis Cossin of Jean Dominique Cassini, three-quarter length, holding a telescope in his left hand with a globe in front of him. In the background is another telescope in front of a building.

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
Jean Dominique Cassini (1625-1712, Italian), Astronomer

Associated place

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