image Barrow I, IM006112
Image number: RS.17131
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Isaac Barrow

Date

18th century

Sitter

Isaac Barrow (1630-1677, British), Mathematician

After

Isaac Whood (1688-1752, British), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v3 p143

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 246mm
width (print): 183mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Isaac Barrow, engraved by W. Finden after 'an original Portrait in the Hall of Trinity College Cambridge. This is most likely the portrait by Isaac Whood. It is unknown when this engraving was made.

Isaac Barrow (1630-1677) was a mathematician and theologian. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1662, and he was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1672 until his death. His mathematical lectures were published, the manuscript versions of which can be found in the archives of the Royal Society. Barrow was the tutor of Isaac Newton.

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
Isaac Barrow (1630-1677, British), Scholar

Associated place

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