image Carafa V, IM006238
Image number: RS.17161
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Vincenzo Carafa

Date

17th century

Sitter

Vincenzo Carafa (1585-1649, Italian), Clergyman

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p37

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 172mm
width (plate): 137mm

Subject

Description

Engraved portrait of Vincenzo Carafa by an unknown artist. Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

Vincenzo Carafa (1585-1649) was an Italian Jesuit priest who initiated the writing of a history of the Jesuit order, executed by Daniello Bartoli and published as the Istoria della Compagnia di Gesù (Rome, 1650-73).

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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