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Image number: RS.17186
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Otto von Guericke

Date

1672

Sitter

Otto von Guericke (1602-1686, German), Natural philosopher

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p135

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 265mm
width (page): 172mm

Description

Engraving of half-length portrait of Otto von Guericke (1602-1686) in an oval frame, from his Experimenta Nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica De Vacuo Spatio (Amsterdam: J. Jansoon, 1672). Von Guericke's vacuum experiments were first reported in Gaspar Schott's Mechanica Hydraulico-pneumatica
(1657), which attracted the attention of Robert Boyle.

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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