image Rodolphe II, IM006236
Image number: RS.17169
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Rudolf II

Date

1609

Sitter

Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612, Austrian)

Creator

II Sadeler (1570-1629, Flemish), Engraver

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p55

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 306mm
width (plate): 220mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Rudolf II, engraved and etched by Aegidius Sadeler.

Rudolph II (1552-1612) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1576 to 1612. He was also King of Hungary and Croatia, King of Bohemia and Archduke of Austria. He was a Habsburg, and build a court in Prague famous for its artists and scientists.

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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