image Ramus P, IM006218
Image number: RS.17189
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Peter Ramus

Date

1580-1613

Sitter

Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655, French), Logician

Creator

Johan Bussemacher (fl. 1580-1613, German), Engraver

After

II Sichem (1581-1658, Dutch), Engraver

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p161

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 140mm
width (Plate): 91mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Petrus Ramus, engraved by Johan Bussemacher. Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

Petrus Ramus (1515-1572) was a French humanist, logician and educational reformer. He wrote several books against traditional Aristotelianism, and suggesting alternative methods of learning with the use of tables to structure the materials.

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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