image Cosmo II, IM006264
Image number: RS.17171
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Cosimo II de' Medici

Date

ca.1647-ca.1696

Sitter

Creator

Adriaen Haelwegh (b.1637, Dutch), Printmaker

Object type

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Manuscript page number

v6 p59

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Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 360mm
width (plate): 262mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Cosimo II de' Medici, engraved by Adriaen Haelwegh.

Cosimo II de' Medici (1590-1621) was Grand Duke of Tuscany. He was the patron of Galileo Galilei, who had been his childhood tutor.

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

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