image Copernicus N, IM006243
Image number: RS.17154
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus

Date

1644

Sitter

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543, German, Polish), Astronomer

Creator

Jeremias Falck (1609-1677, Polish), Printmaker

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p7

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 313mm
width (plate): 199mm

Description

Engraving of half-length portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus in oval frame.

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

Associated place

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