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Image number: RS.17162
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Portrait of Robert Bellarmine

Date

17th century

Sitter

Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621, Italian), Clergyman

Creator

Étienne Jehandier Desrochers (1668-1741, French), Engraver

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p41

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 160mm
width (plate): 484112mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Robert Bellarmine, engraved by E. Desrochers.

Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was an Italian Jesuit priest and cardinal. He is especially known is his role in the Galileo affair, in which Bellarmine informed Galileo in 1616 of the forthcoming Catholic stance on the Copernican doctrine. He ordered Galileo to abandon this doctrine.

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