image Kersey J, IM006220
Image number: RS.17188
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Kersey

Date

1673

Sitter

John Hadley (1682-1744, British), Mathematician

Creator

William Faithorne the Elder (1611-1691, British), Printmaker

After

Gerard Soest (1595-1681, Dutch), Painter

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p153

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 272mm
width (page): 181mm

Description

Engraving of a half-length portrait in an oval frame of mathematician and author on algebra John Kersey. This print was included in Kersey's The Elements of Mathematical Art, commonly called Algebra (1673-74).

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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