image Galileo IM006248
Image number: RS.17158
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Galileo

Date

1624

Sitter

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642, Italian), Astronomer

Creator

Ottavio Mario Leoni (1578-1630, Italian), Printmaker

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p19

Material

Dimensions

height (plate): 138mm
width (plate): 108mm

Subject

Description

Engraving of a half-length portrait of Galileo Galilei, engraved and designed by Ottavio Leoni.

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