image Flamsteed J, IM006117
Image number: RS.17137
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Flamsteed

Date

18th century

Sitter

John Flamsteed (1646-1719, British), Astronomer

Creator

Unknown, Artist

After

Thomas Gibson (1675-1751, British), Portraitist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v3 p177

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 654mm
width (page): 486mm

Subject

Description

Engraving of portrait of John Flamsteed by an unknown engraver, after a painting by James Gibson.

John Flamsteed (1646-1719) was an astronomer and Fellow of 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
John Flamsteed (1646-1719, British), Astronomer

Associated place

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