image Rantzou H, IM006230
Image number: RS.17180
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Heinrich, Count Rantzau

Date

ca.1589

Sitter

Count Heinrich Rantzau (1526-1598, German), Statesman

Creator

Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617, Dutch), Printmaker

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p95

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 185mm
width (Plate): 138mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Henrik, Count of Rantzau (Henricus Rantzovius), by Hendrik Goltzius (c. 1589). Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

Heinrich Rantzau (1526-1598) was a German humanist, writer, statesman and astrologer. He worked closely with Tycho Brahe.

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